Rice is an important staple in various cuisines around the world. It is the basis of many national dishes such as jambalaya, paella, biryani, and risotto. It doesn’t matter if you prefer long-grain white, basmati, jasmine, or brown rice – the culinary possibilities are truly endless.
What’s the best way to cook rice? Sure, you can get a good rice cooker that gets the job done, but the easiest way to get delicious, crumbly rice is to boil it on the stovetop in a saucepan. Here’s how to do it.
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How to cook rice so that it is crumbly
- Measure out the rice; This is a crucial step in cooking rice. Measuring the rice will not only ensure that you cook enough cereal for yourself and your friends, but it will also determine how much water to add.
- Rinse the rice: Take the rice and wash off the excess starch under cold water. Rinse and repeat two more times until the water is clear enough. This is another important step when cooking rice because flushing out excess starch will prevent clumps from forming during cooking. For best results, use a fine metal sieve.
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- Measure the water: For each cup of rice, add f of water to the pot. This method is excellent because you won’t need to top up the water later.
- Season the rice (optional): Adding a pinch of salt to the water will provide a balanced rice flavor. You can also add other spices if you like, such as chili flakes for a pleasant pungency or turmeric for extra flavor and color.
- Simmer: put rice on fire and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to medium until you notice that the rice center turns white and increases in volume. Then cover the pot with a lid and cook for another 10-15 minutes.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle