Instructions To Cook Rice Deliciously

We can cook rice with or without other ingredients, as rice is a very versatile food.

Rice is a very versatile food. It can be eaten alone or combined with other ingredients to create a variety of different dishes. Additionally, rice is relatively inexpensive and easy to prepare, making it a great option for those on a budget. Finally, rice is packed with nutrients and provides numerous health benefits, making it a nutritious and delicious addition to any diet. Here’s how to cook a perfect pot of rice

We can cook rice with or without other ingredients, as rice is a very versatile food.

We go through the details as below


Types of rice and how to cook them

How to cook rice – basic recipe

5 popular rice recipes

Now move on to go step by step


Millions of families cook rice everyday

Millions of families cook rice everyday. It is one of the staple foods in the world but some people think that they cannot cook it in an exact way. Cooking rice is easy, provided you follow some simple rules and choose the right methods for your type of rice. Do it right and we are sure that you’ll never make a clumpy, sticky or glutinous mess again.

There are only two rules: first, measure the rice by volume to make it easier to gauge how much water to add. Second, NEVER stir the rice while cooking, otherwise the rice will break and turn sticky. In some recipes, it is common to add knobs or butter or spoons of oil at the start to help separate the seeds before cooking.

Some types of cooked rice that people usually cook such as coconut rice, rinse rice, sushi rice and fluffy rice.

Types of rice and how to cook them

Long grain white rice like basmati needs to be rinsed before cooking to remove excess starch and then boiled or cooked by absorption. Brown rice requires more water than white rice to cook and takes longer. Soaking it in cold water for at least 30 minutes and up to several hours will help cut down on cooking time. To use the method below, add 1¼ times the amount of water.

Short-grain rice for risotto, paella and rice pudding need the excess starch to make the final dish creamy, so don’t rinse it. For these dishes, the rice is cooked along with the other ingredients.

The basic types includes long grain rice, medium grain and brown rice.

How to cook rice – basic recipe

There are some types of rice and they have different way to cook

It is easier when you cook rice on the stove, rice cooker or instant pot even

  • 1 cup basmati rice per serving (or weigh 75g per person)
  • knob of butter or ½ tbsp oil (optional)
  • Measure the rice into a cup and level the top, or weigh the amount of servings you want into a jug and note the liquid level it comes up to.
  • Rinse the rice thoroughly in cold water until the water is clear. If you have time, soak the rice in water for at least 30 minutes. This will help the grains cook more evenly and save the cook time to some minutes.
  • Pour the rice into a pan over a low heat, then add the butter or olive oil, if using, and stir to coat the rice grains.
  • Add double the amount of water (2 cups water, or 150ml water for a 75g serving) plus some salt, if you like. To shorten the cooking time, add boiling water.
  • Bring to a boil. Swirl the rice in the pan (or stir once) to make sure it’s well distributed. When the water starts boiling, cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid, and reduce the heat to low.
  • Put a lid on and turn the heat down to as low as possible. If you cook the rice on too high heat, it will cook too quickly and may end up chalky in the center.
  • Cook for 10 minutes and do not take the lid off. Check the rice is cooked at the end by trying a grain. Keep cooking for another couple of minutes if it isn’t quite ready, until the water runs clear then turn the heat off.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and serve it straight away if you like, but if you cover it with a tea towel for 10 minutes any residual water is absorbed. You can then fluff up the grains for an even better texture.

Note: if you wan a perfect rice, yo should not take rice to water

5 popular rice recipes

Utterly foolproof rice

This method for boiling rice works for all long-grain varieties as well as wild rice.

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

Cook our popular chicken rice pot with chorizo using the absorption method. This American-style recipe really packs a flavor punch.

Chicken biryani

Try our easy Indian recipe for fluffy, fragrant rice with chicken. It’s enhanced with a hint of cardamom.

Spicy Indian rice

Serve our vibrantly yellow rice cooked with turmeric as a great side dish for curries.

Spicy vegetable egg-fried rice

Use leftovers in this fried rice recipe, or cook the rice from scratch but leave it to cool before frying.

So, is it so easy? You can do it right now to enjoy your meal with cooked rice.

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