Cooked Rice Water
  • Rosematta rice ( Kerala Matta Rice) or Ponni Rice, washed- 1 cup
  • Water- 4 cups
  • Salt- to taste
  1. Place the rice on a sieve and wash under running water.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the rice and water along with the salt.
  3. Cook the rice until it is well done.
  4. After the pressure of the cooker has subsided, open the lid and drain the rice through a sieve, collecting the water in a bowl.
  5. Add salt if required and serve in a glass.
  6. For an extra kick, drink this water with pickle or any spicy side dish.
If you are using rice-cooker:
  1. If you are cooking rice in a rice-cooker, cook the rice until done.
  2. While cooking in a rice-cooker, the water added is absorbed completely by the cooked rice.
  3. In this scenario, take enough rice in a bowl, add hot water to it, salt and mash the rice with your hand or wooden spoon.
  4. The water from the mashed rice should be strained through a sieve and serve in a glass.
  5. You could also have the water along with the mashed rice, which is highly nutritional.
I prefer Rosematta Rice to Ponni Rice as the water from the cooked rosematta rice is higly nutritional and flavorful.
Rosematta Rice is the popular rice in Kerala, which is pinkish in color, it's available in some Indian stores. Ponni rice is available in almost all Indian stores.
Add enough water while cooking the rice, otherwise the cooked rice will absorb all the water.
You could also flavor your cooked rice water with Rasam or pickle for a spicy kick.
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