How To Choose The Right Rice For Biryani? Heres What To Know

Can we imagine a balanced Indian meal without rice? Of course, not. Rice is an integral part of the culinary scene in the country. Apart from satiating our rumbling tummies, a portion of rice every day makes our meals appear complete. Above all, the added advantage is that rice is extremely versatile. You can either have it boiled, the typical way, or you can also grind the rice to create rice flour and then, use it further to make various delicacies. Being hardcore foodies, we cannot imagine our life without some epic food combos like rice dal, rajma chawal, kadhi chawal, or even curd rice that spells indulgence. 

Now that we are discussing rice, how can we miss mouth-watering biryani or pulao? Many people love rustling up biryani at home and treating their family members. However, sometimes, the rice turns sticky which further ends up spoiling the entire texture and feel of biryani. Have you ever faced this problem? Well, now, you don’t have to worry because we have got some solutions in this regard. To deal with this problem, you should know how to select the right rice for biryani or pulao. So, be very selective when you are going to buy rice for biryani.  

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Here are some tips to keep in mind while buying rice for biryani:

1) Remember that you need old rice to make good biryani or pulao. Now, the grains need to be older than a year.

2) The rice suitable for biryani must be slightly yellowish in colour. When you take some portion of that rice and try to feel its texture, you’ll find a powdery substance stuck to it.

3) You can also try the other hack. Take some rice in your hands and just crush them in between your teeth. If this rice sticks between your teeth, that’s an indicator that it is good quality rice. But if the rice doesn’t stick, this is old rice and a good option for making biryani and pulao.    

4) Usually, people prefer long grain Basmati rice for biryani or pulao. This is because Basmati rice is known for its distinctive aroma, delicate flavour, and fluffy texture.

Are you craving biryani now? Now that you know how to select the appropriate rice for biryani, here are some recipes that will help you cook up a sumptuous biryani at home. You can choose anything from the list. Click here. 

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