How to Cook Rice
Yes, I know there are instructions on the back of the box you buy to cook your rice…
…But I’m trying to broaden your horizons and trying to keep you from cooking that 5-minute variety of converted rice.
I want you to cook the unadulterated version of this staple food.
This is where your “rice expertise” sets in – you don’t need instructions.
For the Uncle Ben’s variety, you’ll notice you need 1 part rice to 1 part water, some butter and salt for a basic recipe.
For unconverted rice, you’ll want to double the water – For example: 1 cup rice, 2 cups water.
When using rice that isn’t the 5 minute brands, you’ll want to rinse the rice under cold water before you cook it – use a strainer – and be sure to pick out anything that doesn’t look like rice.
Then, proceed to boil the rice in double the water with some butter or oil, depending on the flavors you’re looking for, and a pinch of salt.
These other rices do take longer to cook, but they are much more healthy for you and your family, and taste better too!
You’re going to have to cook these rices between 20-30 minutes as opposed to the 5 minutes you’re used to.
Now, feel free to cook any color of rice your heart desires – brown, white, jasmine, basmati, red – whatever!
Stay tuned for my post on how to Kick Up the Flavor of Your Rice to get some fabulous and super easy ideas on how to keep your rice from being boring!
I hope you enjoyed this How To Cook post on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…
Kimberly Edwards 🙂
P.S. If you’re unsure, a rice cooker will always cook your rice perfectly, not to mention some other grains and small beans too:
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