How To Cook Rice By Removing Starch? What Type Of Vessel Do You Use?

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  1. gknew

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    Hi all,
    I am a South Indian and we take rice every other day. I am using pressure cooker to cook rice. I am just thinking to start removing the starch while cooking. I don't have any specific vessel for that. Is it an easy process? Pls share if you using this method.
    Thank you.
     
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    Wash rice several times before cooking or you can rinse cooked rice in cold water right after cooking. I do the former.
    Or cook rice in extra water and use a big strainer to get rid of the starchy water.
     
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    I guess the starch is removed by the old fashioned boil n strain method. We still do that whenever we aren't in a rush for time.

    Fill more than required water for your rice in a pan n let it come to a boil,
    then add the cleaned n washed rice, let it cook.
    Time may vary depending on the quantity n the type of rice.
    Let it cook for good 20-30 mins, then keep checking a grain every 5 minutes till it's cooked to your softness.
    This may take 2-3 tries to understand the timing.
    Once it's ready, strain all the water out.
    Then cook it dry for a few more mins in the lowest fire to absorb the wetness.
    Ready!
     
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    Wash rice 3-4 times, then soak it in water; Boil water; then add rice & cook for 5-7 minutes, when done, drain extra water through he sieve
     
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