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Perfect Rice

Do you know how to cook perfect rice, or does your rice turn out mushy, instead of fluffy and soft? Well I am here to share a couple of tips that will make you the maestro of rice cooking

Do you know how to cook perfect rice, or does your rice come out mushy, instead of fluffy and soft? Well I am here to share a couple of tips that will make you the maestro of rice cooking!

There is a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to rice…

So here are some do’s

  • Thoroughly rinse the rice under cold running water, until the water runs clear
  • Cook the rice in 1: 1 3/4 ratio of rice to water
  • Add the salt before the beginning of cooking (to the water)
  • Cook it over low heat
  • Cook with the lid on
  • Cook the rice in broth for the best flavor profile
  • Leave the pot covered with lid for 10 minutes after the rice is done cooking
  • Fluff it with fork in the end

Don’ts –

  • stir the rice before it’s completely cooked (it activates the starch and makes the rice mushy/creamy, that’s why we do stir the risotto).

So, how many people will 1 cup rice feed?

Well, some would say that 1/2 a cup is a serving for 1 person, but others will argue that 1/3 cup is. Mind you that this is 1/2 a cup of dry rice, which would mean that it’s 1 full cup when cooked, as the rice doubles when it cooks.
If you follow these simple rules, you will get perfect rice every time!

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Perfect Rice

Do you know how to cook perfect rice, or does your rice turn out mushy, instead of fluffy and soft? Well I am here to share a couple of tips that will make you the maestro of rice cooking.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 338 kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Perfect Rice

Instructions

How to cook Perfect rice

  1. Rinse rice under cold running water, until the water runs clear.
  2. Transfer to a 2-3 qt sauce pan, add boiling water & salt (if using garlic powder, add it at this time).
  3. Cover with lid.
  4. Turn the heat to high and bring the rice to a boil.
  5. As soon as it’s boiling, turn the heat down to low and simmer the rice for about 15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed by the rice. Leave the lid on for 10 minutes.
  6. Fluff the rice with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value*
Sodium 586mg25%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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