Product Facts
Cooking Instructions- White (Raw) Basmati Rice

Take the measured quantity of Kohinoor Basmati Rice and choose one of the following method to cook the rice, depending upon the firmness you prefer as per your taste adjust the cooking time & water quantity. (Use more water for soft & less water for hard)

Rinse the measured quantity of rice and soak it in water for 30 Min before cooking by using any of the methods

A. WATER ABSORB METHOD

- Take the water, 2 times of rice ( ie 1 Cup Rice, 2 Cup Water ) and boil the water
- Add the proportionately measured amount of rice to the boiling water
- Cook the rice for 2 minutes in boiling water ( On Full Flame ), stir once or twice
- Cover the pan and reduce the heat to simmer and allow it to cook till water is absorbed completely
- Turn off the gas stove and allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then serve

B. WATER DRAIN-OUT METHOD
- Add the water, 4 times of the rice ( i.e. 1 Cup Rice , 4 Cup Water ) and boil it
- Transfer the rice into the boiling water
- Let it cook for 7 – 8 minutes
- Turn off the stove and drain-out the excess water and keep it for 15 minutes, then serve
Cooking Instructions- Parboiled (or Sela) Rice

Take the measured quantity of Kohinoor Rice and choose one of the following method to cook the rice. Depending upon the firmness you prefer as per your taste adjust the cooking time & water quantity. (Use more water for soft & less water for hard )

Rinse the measured quantity of rice and soak it in water for 2 hours before cooking by using any of the methods

A. WATER ABSORB METHOD

- Take the water, 2 times of rice ( ie 1 Cup Rice, 2 Cup Water ) and boil the water
- Add the proportionately measured amount of soaked rice to the boiling water
- Cook the rice for 5 minutes in boiling water ( On full Flame ), stir once or twice
- Cover the pan and reduce the heat to simmer and allow it to cook till water is absorbed completely
- Turn off the gas stove and allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then serve.

B. WATER DRAIN-OUT METHOD

- Add the water, 4 – 6 times of the rice ( ie 1 Cup Rice , 4 - 6 Cup Water ) and boil it
- Transfer the soaked rice into the boiling water
- Let it cook for 10 – 12 minutes
- Turn off the stove and drain-out the excess water and keep it covered for 5 minutes, then serve

Cooking Instructions: Kohinoor Brown Basmati Rice

A. WATER ABSORB METHOD

- Take the measured quantity of rice and rinse it with water
- Take the water, 2 times of rice ( ie 1 Cup Rice, 2 Cup Water ) and boil the water
- Add the proportionately measured amount of rice to the boiling water
- Cook the rice for 5 minutes in boiling water, stir one or twice
- Cover the pan and reduce the heat to simmer and allow it to cook till water is absorbed completely
- Turn off the gas stove and allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then serve

B. MICRO WAVE METHOD

- Take the measured quantity of rice and rinse it with water
- Add the water, 2 times of the brown rice ( ie 1 Cup Rice , 2 Cup Water )
- Transfer the rice in Microwave safe disk and cover it
- Switch on, the Microwave on high for 10 minutes
- Check the rice after interval of 10 minutes
- Again cover and switch on the microwave on high for 15 minutes
- Then switch off the micro-wave and take the disk out and let it rest for 5 minutes then Serve

Note: It is recommended that 1 cup rice be prepared in the microwave at a time.

Did you know?

- Rice has a second highest worldwide production after maize (corn) and is the most important grain for human consumption.

- Rice is the oldest known food in the world that is still widely consumed today

- Asia alone both produces and consumes 90% of the world’s rice.

- In India, rice is associated with prosperity and with the Hindu goddess of wealth, ‘Lakshmi’

- Archaeological Research shows that Rice have been indigenous to India for over 4,000 years and moved eastward to china and Southeast Asia. Also, from India, it arrived to the West thanks to merchants, but its cultivation has always been most widespread in Asia.

- In wedding ceremony especially during the blessing of the bride and groom, it is traditional in all cultures to throw grains of rice over the heads of the newlyweds in order to wish them prosperity and fertility in the future.

- In Bali, Indonesia, Hindus believe that it was God ‘Vishnu’ who first made rice grow out of the ground from nothing. The god of weather, ‘Indra’, then taught people how to grow the plant- this explains why rice only grows in waterlogged soil.

- In India, rice is generally the first food given to newborn babies, as it’s considered auspicious