Plain Biryani Rice Recipe 

Plain Biryani rice is very tasty and easy to cook. Biryani rice could easily be prepared at home and it is gels well with any type of food be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian, as it could be paired with simple dal or even with mutton or chicken. Long grain basmati variety of rice is preferred for preparing Biryani rice. The best thing that I like about plain basmati rice is the fact that it is aromatic at the same time tastes less spicy or rather plain.

Ingredients:- Ingredients For Biryani Rice Recipe

  • Basmati Rice -1 Kg
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Black Jeera or Caraway seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 2 - 4 pieces
  • Black pepper -10 - 12 grains
  • Mace - 2 flowers
  • Star anise - 1
  • Big cardamom - 2
  • Small cardamom - 4
  • Clove-10
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Water - 3 to 4 liters
    Preparation time - 5 Minutes
    Cooking Time - 10 Minutes
    Rice Soaking - 20 Minutes
    Total Time - 35 Minutes
    Serves - 6 - 8 Persons

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Instructions: How To Cook Plain Biryani Rice 

  1. To cook Biryani Rice, first of all we take 1 kg basmati rice in a big bowl, and then clean the rice by washing it twice with water. After cleaning it, we leave the rice soaked in water for nearly 20 minutes, this process helps remove additional starch. 
  2. Now take 3 to 4 liters of water in a vessel or pan and put it on the stove to boil on high flame. And when the water starts boiling, add whole spices like - mace, 1 tea spoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon Shahjeera, 10 black peppers, 5 cloves, 2 to 4 pieces of cinnamon, 2 big cardamom , add 4 small cardamoms, and 1 star anise.
  3. Apart from this, add 2 tablespoon ghee and 1 teaspoon salt and mix it once in water and let it boil for 2-3 minutes. And then add soaked basmati rice in boiling water boil it for 5 minutes or till it is 90% cooked. Turn off the gas after rice is 90% cooked.
  4. Use a sieve to filter the rice and remove all the water from rice. Once done wash the rice with cold water, this too, helps in removing additional starch, if any, making the rice fluffy. 
  5. Plain Biryani Rice is now ready to serve. 

Notes :- Things to keep in mind while preparing Biryani Rice Recipe, Plain Biryani Rice Recipe

  1. Soaking the rice in water for 20 minutes helps remove additional starch, reduces cooking time and at the same time, it helps in preparing non-sticky, fluffy Biryani rice. 
  2. While adding the basmati rice to the boiling water mixture, carefully add the rice slowly and mix well, but do not break the rice while mixing.
  3. The rice becomes light as it swells, and breaks when heated. Adding lemon juice to basmati rice helps in producing bright white colored rice.
  4. Washing the rice with cold water after the rice is cooked helps in preventing overcooking of rice and also removes additional starch. And the consistency in which you have prepared the rice by cooking it remains the same as desired.
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