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Anna means steamed rice in Kannada(ಕನ್ನಡ) language. `Here we will learn how to make the rice to be cooked well, not sticky and each grain separated from the other.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Indian, Karnataka Cuisine, karnataka food, South Indian, vegetarian
Keyword: anna, rice
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 336kcal


  • Medium Size Pot with lid
  • Jug
  • Spatula


  • 150 gram Rice Any kind
  • 1 tbsp Oil Preferably peanut oil
  • ½ tbsp salt


  • This is a quick and easy way to cook the rice. No soaking. No fuss. And still get the best out of it 🙂
  • Add a table spoon of oil into a medium sized pot and put it on the stove on medium heat fro 20 seconds.
  • Now add the rice onto the rice and stir it with a spatula so that the oil coats every grain of the rice. Keep stirring it for another 10 seconds.
  • Now add some water till there is an inch of water standing above the rice.
  • Close the pot with its lid. Allow it to come to a boil Once you see that the water is boiling, bring the heat down to a simmer. Leave it to cook for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, open the lid and check the rice. If you see some bubbles still popping, leave it on the stove till you see them no more. Once the top layer is dry enough, gently part the rice a bit with the spatula and if you do not see any wetness there, then the rice is done.
  • Take a few grains of the cooked rice and see if it is soft, without any hardness. If it is soft, then there you have your steamed rice!
  • Enjoy it with Majjige Huli or any other kind of Huli.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1748mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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