How To Cook Rice – Properly!

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Really? Surely everyone can cook rice?

Sure, but there’s a better way to do most things.

It was when a friend phoned me asking to borrow a sieve so they could cook rice I thought back to when I didn’t know any better.

Ditch the sieve and say goodbye to soggy rice – here’s how…

This works for long grain or basmati rice.

Measure out your usual amount of rice into a cup, mug or whatever.

Rinse under cold water. This removes some of the starch that can make it sticky.

Measure twice the amount of water and add to the pan.

Bring to the boil, give one quick stir and then reduce the heat to the lowest setting. Pop a lid on the pan and leave for 10 minutes.

Check to see if all the water has gone, but don’t stir as this will release starch making the rice sticky.

Keep cooking with the lid on until all the water has gone and then turn the heat off and leave with the lid on for 5 minutes.

Your rice is good to go!

You can use this method for brown rice but you may need more water and a longer cooking time.

 

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