There are so many sites on the net giving you instructions on how to prepare various dishes but very few out there teaching you how to cook rice. The simplest& fastest method to cook rice is by using the pressure cooker. It is advisable to cook using a vessel inside the cooker.
1 cup of rice is more than enough for an adult.
1 cup normally refers to 200 ml of rice.
Normally 1 cups rice needs 2 & 1/2 – 3 cups of water.
The ratio of rice : water varies with the kind of rice used and the nature of the dish.
1 cup Basmati Rice – 2 cups water
1 cup Raw rice – 3 cups water.
I have used the ponni raw rice variety which requires 3 cups of water.
I have given step by step instructions with pictures for the beginners to understand.
Add water in the cooker ( little less than 1/4 of the cooker capacity). Place the plate given along with the cooker in it .(See Pic)
Wash rice well. Add needed water and keep
the vessel with rice & water inside the cooker. (See Pic)
Fit the rubber gasket properly inside the lid of the cooker as show in the picture.
Close the cooker till it fits properly and locks firmly and place it on the stove to cook.
Wait for sometime. When steam starts escaping through the vent, put the weight given along with the cooker. (See Pic)
Wait for 3 whistles (Steam is released from the vent which is closed with the weight with a sound) and switch off the gas.
Do not open the cooker immediately.Wait for the pressure to go down. ( which takes about 10-15 minutes )
How to cook rice in a pressure pan ? Same as above.