How To Cook Perfect Rice Every Time

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rice is such a staple ingredient and yet

so many people fear it so many people

say i don’t know how to make it it gets

too sticky it gets burnt how do you make

the perfect rice we’re here to tell you

there’s a few really simple tips and

tricks to get that perfect fluffy great

consistency

the two most important things to keep in

mind when making rice are timing and

ratios if you cook it too short it can

be hard and if you cook it for too long

it can just be gummy and mushy no one

wants that in regards to ratios if you

have too much water you can just have

really wet rice and if you don’t have

enough you can burn your rice for long

grain white rice you want one cup of

rice to two cups of water for short

grain white rice you want one cup of

rice to one and a quarter cups water for

brown rice you want one cup of rice to

one and three quarter cups water for

whatever type of rice you’re making

you’re going to follow a similar process

one tip to help you make the best rice

ever is to rinse your rice before

cooking it rinsing rice helps remove any

extra starch if you’re short on time you

can skip this step but it’s a foolproof

way to help you get really fluffy

beautiful rice some people rinse the

rice until the water runs clear a good

method to go by is just rinsing it three

times first i’m going to add the rice

and the water and a pinch of salt

totally optional but it’ll give it some

extra flavor and bring it to a boil over

high heat once the water begins to boil

give it a stir put the lid on and turn

the heat down to simmer which is the

lowest heat there is for long grain

white rice you want to cook it for 18

minutes on simmer for short grain white

rice you want to simmer for 15 minutes

brown rice is a bit longer you want to

simmer it for 45 minutes one really

important thing to note is to not remove

the lid as you’re cooking it you’re

steaming the rice and you don’t want to

let the hot air escape just let it be

trust the timing and it’ll come out

perfectly pro tip once you remove the

pot from the heat let it steam for an

additional five to ten minutes with the

lid on and that’s another way to ensure

you get really fluffy beautifully cooked

rice again if you’re short on time you

can skip this step but we’re trying to

get you the best rice possible it’s

worth the extra 5 to 10 minutes to get

really fluffy rice

long grain white rice is perhaps the

most common rice at least in america you

can use it for side dishes pilaf salads

or just on its own with a protein short

grain white rice is typically used for

sushi puddings paella risotto and sticky

rice brown rice is considered to be a

healthier option than white rice it has

more fiber iron and vitamin b

so white rice is actually brown rice

with the bran and germ stripped away so

you’re losing some of those nutrients

when you’re choosing white rice and

while it does take longer to make it’s a

bit earthier nuttier if you do it

correctly you can actually get a really

nice result

now that you know how to make a really

simple pot of rice we’re going to show

you how to upgrade it with a few super

simple tips and tricks so first add

olive oil over high heat in the pan next

step add shallots or you can swap this

out with any other allium you could use

onions scallions garlic anything that’s

going to give it a bit of flavor cook

the shallots for 30 seconds to a minute

until it’s aromatic and golden brown

then add the rice give that a stir to

make sure that it’s fully coated with

the shallots and the olive oil you only

need to do this for about 30 seconds so

right now you’re just toasting the rice

that’s a really easy way to add some

extra nutty flavor then add a splash of

white wine this is totally optional the

alcohol burns off and it’s just a really

nice way again to add flavor you can

also swap water for stock vegetable

stock chicken beef whatever you want to

use and again a pinch of salt will go a

long way so from here the process is the

same you’ll get a really flavorful

result without spending too much extra

time the thing is you can mix and match

with what you want to add to upgrade

your rice it’s a really easy way to

trick your friends into thinking you’re

extra fancy it’s true they’re gonna love

it if you’re someone who makes rice all

the time it might be worth investing in

a rice cooker rice cookers are super

easy to use they’re less fussy

everything’s marked out for you in terms

of proportions it’s a foolproof way of

getting a consistently perfect batch of

rice every time

the first steps to becoming a better

cook are mastering the basics rice is

such a staple dish and if you can master

it it’ll just make you a better cook it

really doesn’t have to be scary and it

doesn’t have to be boring either if you

just pay attention to timing and ratios

and add a few flavor boosters you can

have the best rice ever tune in next

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