First step is to wash the basmati rise at least 10 times or until the water run's clear. The brand that is used is the Tilda basmati rice original package. This step is the most important part. After the rice has been washed let the rice sit in a bowl with cold water for at least 20 minutes some say even over night.
|At this step the rice has been sitting in the bowl for at least 30 minutes|
Bring a large pot with 4 cups of water to a boil. Drain rice and add to boiling water. Allow to cook, uncovered on medium-high heat for exactly 8 minutes (Set your timer.) While this rice is cooking in a small mug or container put hot water, and saffron. This gives the rice some coloring, and set aside
|Allow the saffron to sit for at least 10 minutes|
Once cooked for exactly 8 minutes drain the rice in a colander and run cold water. The customer used Sadaf rice cooker for the next step. Add to the bottom half the cup of the saffron water. Add the rice to the rice cooker in a pyramid shape. Using the back of your large spoon or any utensil, poke holes into the pyramid being careful not to go all the way down.
|At This step your rice in the cooker should look like this|
Use the lid that comes with the rice cooker add a tea towel to cover the top.This keeps all the steam in the pan. Allow to cook for about 35-40 minutes. Remove lid and place plate on top, carefully inverting the pan so the bottom of the rice is up. Or you can scoop the rice out and break the tah-dig apart and scatter around the edges.
|The final result this is just the crunch top from the rice|