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The Perfect Rice for Indian Food Moji Hacks, (Shhhh!)

If you grow up in a South-Asian home, you casually observe all the "tricks" mothers use to enhance the flavors of everyday dishes or make them quicker to cook. We are letting you in on all the little secrets of the Moji Masala kitchen to make your cooking faster, easier and more delicious! Make the Perfect Rice for Indian FOOD


Technique 101:

How to Make the Perfect Rice for Indian Food!

This is a picture of Indian Basmati rice in a bowl
Indian Basmati Rice

Making a simple white rice is the key to enjoying a proper Indian meal. The rice has to be fluffy yet have a texture that's a bit sticky to hold the sauce of the Rogan Josh, for example. Don't fret, it's easier than you think. Just a few steps and you will have perfect rice in 20 minutes flat!

First, pick a high quality Indian Basmati rice, (Tilda and 24 Mantra are our go-tos). If you prefer a stickier rice, pick Thai Jasmine. Rinse one cup of rice in a bowl of cold water and drain. Repeat two times or until the water runs clear. Transfer to a medium-sized pot, preferably non-stick. Add 1 3/4 cup of cold water and place on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Fluff and serve with your favorite Indian dish!

This is a picture of rinsing rice
Rinsing the Rice

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