Benefits of steam-cooked rice you didn’t know about!

Steam-cooked rice is one of those delicious meals that go with any curry, dal, sambar, or rich gravy. There are many health benefits of eating steamed rice.

Eating steam cooked rice helps in boosting your intake of zinc, which is an essential mineral. Proteins that are present in your body rely upon zinc to function optimally. Steam-cooked rice has 4 grams of protein in it, and the fat content is less than 1 gram. It also contains manganese, another vital nutrient with plenty of good carbs. 

Steaming rice is an efficient way to cook it. The boiling of rice prevents the loss of nutrients, flavors, and color of the rice, without compromising the amount of soluble fiber it has. This rice is a good source of vitamin B and antioxidants.

Eating cooked rice can help you to stabilize blood sugar levels. It is hypoallergenic and gluten-free. It can be easily shaped into flour, noodles, and bread. Because it is a food rich in carbs, it is a powerhouse of instant energy. Boiled rice helps to improve blood cholesterol levels and prevents stroke while reducing the risk of heart disease. It is healthy for your heart and a great source of a soluble fiber called butyrate. Butyrate can improve your gut health by reducing inflammation. Steam-cooked rice also has fewer calories than rice cooked in other methods. Hence, it is a very healthy and smart option for your regular meals. 

AMK Krishna brand offers a variety of rice options for day-to-day consumption. They mainly offer Ponni rice and Sona Masoori rice. The price starts from 280 rupees for 5 kgs to 307 rupees for 5 kgs. These are ideal for daily use.

Steamed rice can be used for preparing various delicious rice-based dishes like pulao, biriyani, jeera rice, carrot rice, lemon rice, palak rice, ghee rice, paneer pulao, and so on. It can also be used to make sushi, a Japanese delicacy, or even the famous Italian risotto, Mexican rice, and many other mouthwatering recipes.

Steam-cooked rice can be prepared easily. Cooking rice looks simple enough, but there is a lot that can go wrong. You might be tired of eating mushy rice, undercooked rice, or even worse burnt rice? We will teach you a foolproof method to steam cook rice. To make steamed rice yummy and interesting you can use tea or coconut milk instead of water. This will give the rice an interesting flavor. You can also swap vegetable stock or chicken stock or even pork stock for the water. This creates a subtle and tasty flavor profile. Or you can even use the mushroom stock for more umami flavour. You can add oil and salt to the cooking water. You can even add fried tomatoes or fried onions or spices based on your palate and what you are cooking. 

General Method of preparing steam-cooked rice

Soak it in water for 10 minutes after rinsing it well. You can use 3 cups of water for 1 cup of rice. Drain the soaked rice. Heat the 3 cups of water in a pot. Once the water is boiling add the rice, stir and cover the pot with a lid. Let it cook. Stir occasionally and check on the rice occasionally. Once the rice is cooked to al dente, switch off the flame. You can drain the extra water which is starchy. Or you can have it along with rice if you like. 

We hope you enjoy the flavour and nutritional benefits of steamed AMK Krishna rice.

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