KUSKA RICE RECIPE WITH STEP BY STEP PHOTOS | HOW TO MAKE KUSKA RICE | PLAIN KUSKA RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE PLAIN BIRYANI | KUSKA BIRYANI RECIPE
Today I have for you all a very easy one-pot dish .. ” Kuska Rice / Plain Biryani “… A popular South Indian biryani from the Hyderabadi cuisine that’s made without any vegetables or meat. Simple, flavorful and put together with minimal ingredients .. this Kuska tastes more delicious with some Onion Raita / salna on the side.
The word kuska is derived from the urdu word ‘khushk’ which means dry. Hence this is a dry plain biryani. One can make it quick one pot pressure cooker method or opt for dum cooking method. On lazy Sundays or no stock veggies day …if you can’t afford Biriyani, Kuska comes to the rescue – it has all the flavour of actual Biryani. Though there are several ways by which this kuska rice can be made, I’m sharing one of the easiest methods.
Few variations and points to note while making Kuska Rice :
- You can use any Rice variety like Basmati / Sona masoori / Jeera Rice / Samba rice etc. Only thing .. use Rice: water ratio accordingly so that it’s perfectly cooked and grains are separate .
- Basmati Rice to water ratio I follow is 1: 1 3/4. If using normal rice you can maintain 1: 2 1/2 ratio.
- You can replace rice with Millets/quinoa.
- To add extra flavor you can use vegetable stock/chicken stock ( if you eat non-veg)