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How To Cook Rice Varieties To Perfection

How to cook a variety of rice to perfection is as simple as water to rice ratio, some salt and a little time.

So you ask yourself, "How do I cook rice?". Most grains these days are cleaned when they're processed. But you may still want to rinse them just in case. Most rices don't need to be washed. But sushi & sweet rice should be rinsed until the water runs clear to reduce the starch content. After that, it's an easy and simple water to rice ratio, some salt and a little time and patience.

Wild rice is not technically rice, but rather a wild water grass that was domesticated by Native Americans.

Have you ever ventured beyond that white rice from your favorite Chinese takeout joint? Then you're missing out on a world of taste and texture. There are thousands of rice varieties available around the world. You can find many varieties at your local health food store.

  1. Pick over the rice to remove any pebbles, twigs or dirt. Put the rice in a bowl or pot and cover with cool water, massage gently, then pour off any chaff or floating grains.
  2. Add the indicated amount of water for the rice you are cooking. You can also boil the water first and add the rice for a firmer result. Return to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover tightly. Cook for the indicated amount of time, don't uncover or stir.
  3. Check the rice by uncovering and tipping the pot to see if all the water is absorbed. If not, cover and cook for a few more minutes. When all is absorbed, let stand, covered, off the heat for at least five minutes.   

Cooking times & style varies depending on your recipe, below you will find cooking times & yields for many rice varieties: 

  • White Rice (1 cup), water (1 1/2 cups), time (15 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • Brown Basmati (1 cup), water (2 cups), time (30-45 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • Brown Long Grain (1 cup), water (2 1/2 cups), time( 30-45 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • White Long Grain (1 cup), water (2 cups), time (15 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • Wild (1 cup), water (2 1/2 cups), time (45 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • Red Wehani (1 cup), water (2 cups), time ( 45 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • White Jasmine (1 cup), water (1 1/2 cups), time (15 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • Brown Jasmine (1 cup), water (2 cups), time (30-45 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • Sushi & Sweet (1 cup), water (1 1/2 cups), time (15 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • Brown Short Grain (1 cup), water (2 cups), time (20-25 minutes), yields (3 cups).
  • Black Japonica (1 cup), water (2 cups), time (45 minutes), yields (3 cups).               

                                      

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This is super help in rice cooking. thank you. Promoted

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I love rice. Thanks for the tips in making rice. Well done. Voted up.

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