If you always thought rice was easy to cook, yet when you make it at your Meetinghouse apartment, it never tastes exactly as you'd hoped, then it might make sense to revisit your technique. Whether you're making it as a side dish or using it to prepare your main course, follow these tips to produce just-right rice:
- Rinse the rice first. Before you toss the rice into the pot, dump it into a strainer and run lukewarm water over it. Toss the rice gently with your hands to make sure that it is soaked. This will help get rid of the dusty starch.
- Keep the 1:2 ratio in mind. For every one cup of rice, add two cups of water. For larger amounts, adjust the amount, but remember the 1:2 ratio.
- Use a large saucepan. Rice expands when in water, so make sure to use a saucepan that's larger than you might think you need. Let the water bubble slowly and then add the rice.
- Add rice and salt. Bring the water to a boil and then add the rice as well as 1/2 teaspoon of salt per cup of rice. Cook brown rice for 30 minutes, wild rice for between 45 and 60 minutes, and white rice for 20 minutes.
- Let dry and enjoy. Using a fork, fluff your rice and then let it sit for five minutes before serving.
How To Cook Rice on the Stove [The Kitchn]
How to Cook Rice Perfectly [Fine Cooking]
The Most Common Cooking Mistakes – Your Rice Gets Gummy [Cooking Light]