Exploring Different Methods of Cooking Rice: A Culinary Journey

Rice, a staple in cuisines worldwide, offers an endless canvas for culinary creativity. Parliament Rice, known for its premium quality and exceptional taste, stands at the forefront of this gastronomic exploration. In this blog, we’ll embark on a culinary journey, unveiling various methods of cooking rice that bring out its natural flavor and texture, making every meal with Parliament Rice a memorable experience.

The Art of Perfect Rice Cooking

  1. Absorption Method: The Classic ApproachThe absorption method is a timeless technique, ideal for bringing out the delicate flavors of Parliament Rice. Begin by rinsing the rice to remove excess starch. Then, in a pot, combine water (a 2:1 ratio of water to rice is a good rule of thumb) and bring it to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and let it cook until the rice absorbs all the water. This method is perfect for Parliament Rice’s long-grain varieties, yielding fluffy and separate grains each time.
  2. Pilaf Method: Rich in Flavor The pilaf method starts with sautéing rice in a bit of oil or butter before adding liquid. This technique infuses the grains with a nutty flavor and prevents them from sticking together. Add onions or garlic to the oil for an aromatic touch. Parliament Rice’s Basmati or Jasmine varieties are excellent choices for this method, absorbing the flavors and aromas beautifully.
  3. Rice Cooker Perfection For those seeking convenience without compromising on quality, a rice cooker is your ally. Just add Parliament Rice and water, and let the cooker do the rest. The result is consistently perfect rice – whether you’re cooking Basmati for a fragrant pilaf or Jasmine for a sticky rice dessert.
  4. Steaming: Preserving Nutrients and Flavor Steaming is a healthy method of cooking rice. It’s especially great for Parliament Rice brown rice varieties, which retain their nutritional content better through steaming. Use a traditional bamboo steamer or a modern electric steamer. The grains come out slightly chewy and full of natural flavors.
  5. Risotto: The Italian Twist Risotto, a creamy Italian classic, is another delightful way to cook rice. Parliament Rice , with its high starch content, is perfect for risotto. Slowly cook it in a mix of broth and wine, stirring continuously to release the starches. The result is a creamy, luxurious dish that’s simply irresistible.
  6. Sushi Rice: Sticky and Flavorful Sushi rice preparation involves cooking short-grain rice and then seasoning it with a mix of vinegar, sugar, and salt. Parliament Rice sushi variety offers the right stickiness and texture, crucial for making perfect sushi rolls.

Pairing with Dishes: A Global Affair

Rice is incredibly versatile. Parliament Rice, with its range of varieties, pairs wonderfully with numerous dishes. Basmati rice is perfect for Indian biryanis or Middle Eastern pilafs. Jasmine rice complements Thai curries beautifully, while sushi rice is, of course, ideal for Japanese sushi and onigiri.


At Parliament Rice, we believe that every grain of rice holds the potential for a culinary masterpiece. With our diverse range of high-quality rice, suited for various cooking methods, we invite you to experiment and find your favorite way to enjoy rice. Whether it’s a simple steamed side dish, a rich risotto, or an exotic sushi roll, Parliament Rice is your perfect culinary companion, turning everyday meals into extraordinary experiences.