Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cooking tips: How to make soft & sticky rice using rice cooker

Ever wondered why rice cooker couldn't give the same consistency of cooked-rice as you get in the pressure cooker? I always did, until I found this trick.  

Now, some of you may be wondering why soft & sticky rice.
1. To give it to your kids or elders who prefer soft rice rather than rice with each grain seperate.
2. Most families from South India prefer soft rice for their rasam, and sambar.

For white medium grain rice like ponni, sona masoori:
              Add 3 to 3.5 cups of water to 1 cup of white medium grain rice. When the water starts boiling in the rice cooker, remove the lid & partially cover the lid. Partially covering the lid ensures no water leakage from the rice cooker. Close the lid once water is almost absorbed by the rice.
Follow the same method while making khichdi or pongal in a rice cooker.

For brown rice or matta rice (Kerala or Udupi rice):
              Add 4 cups of water to 1 cup of rice. Remaining steps as above.


  1. When I bought my new rice cooker I was apprehensive too. but later got to know the feature..Nice post

  2. nice tip sushma..but at my place we like the rice wid separate grains..I should try for brown rice,it gets very hard in rice cooker for of my friend keeps a steel container in the rice cooker and makes rice like we do in cooker,even that comes out nice.

  3. A very very useful post...Im doin good..How bout u??Catching up after a long time huh?? :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. @Prathibha,

    I must try that tip. It sounds like a good idea. I shall try it. If it turns out good, I'll update this post. Thanks a lot.

  5. Wat a useful and definitely helpful post.



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