Best Ways to Make rice


Play around with ingredients

Once you're comfortable making rice, you have the ratios down and your washing technique is impeccable, you may want to start playing around with different ingredients to spice up your rice.

Some good jumping off points are:

Mexican rice - a handful of diced onion and diced tomato, plus a pinch of cumin and chili powder. Replace water with chicken stock or add a bouillon cube.

Cilantro lime rice - Add a squeeze of lime and some chopped cilantro after cooking. Fold in gently.

Sushi rice - Gently fold a splash of rice wine vinegar into any short-grain Japanese rice to give your rice a nice flavor and fluffiness, while making it easier to mold into shapes. Great for sushi.

Written by Stan White
7 months ago

On the stove

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a rice cooker to make perfect rice. You can make wonderfully fluffy rice on the stove with just a little bit of practice.

First, wash the rice. Start by measuring out your rice. Then dump that into the pot you're cooking with. Run some cold water into the pot, swishing and agitating the rice with your free hand, until the water level rises to just slightly higher than the rice. Gently dump the water out and repeat the process until the rice is thoroughly washed and the water runs clear. Depending on your rice, this should take about five tries.

Then, add cold water to your rice according to the proportions listed on the rice bag. 2:1 is the general rule of thumb, but it varies depending on the different kinds of rice. Hold off a little bit of the water, accounting for the water that stayed behind while you were washing the rice.

Place the pot onto the stove, and turn the heat onto medium-high. Let sit until the water just starts to boil. Put a lid on the pot to trap the steam, then turn the heat down to low. Let cook according to package directions, or about ~2o minutes. Set a timer for this. It is important to be as precise as possible, as you should not remove the lid of the rice until it is fully cooked. This will cause steam to escape and prevent proper cooking.

Once the rice is done cooking, fluff it up with a fork or rice paddle and serve.

Written by Royce Benson
7 months ago


While cooking rice, things can possibly go wrong; it can either become too hard or gummy. However, with the appropriate step, you are good to go.

Start by filling up a pot with water and then boil it.

Stir in the rice and continue cooking until the rice is soft and chewy - depending on the variety, 20 to 25 minutes for brown rice and 10 to 20 minutes for white rice. ...

Lastly, you can drain it by pouring it through a fine sieve and enjoy

Written by Tracy Boone
5 months ago

Fried Rice

A quick and extremely easy to make rice dish is fried rice. If you have some leftover plain boiled rice in your refrigerator use them to make fried rice. There are no rules when it comes to fried rice. You can add meat, vegetables, eggs, or all of these to the rice.

To make egg fried rice, make scrambled eggs and keep them aside. If you want to add meat, cook the meat and set it aside. You can fry a chicken breast, some bacon, or any other meat of your choice. Slice the meat into bite-size pieces when it’s cooked.

In the same pan, heat some oil and add chopped carrots, onions, and a teaspoon of garlic and ginger paste. Add some salt to your taste. Cook for 2 minutes or until the vegetables are golden. Add the rice, green onions scrambled eggs, and meat. Throw in some black pepper and stir for a minute. Enjoy!

Fried Rice

Written by Lindsey Mccoy
11 months ago

Vegetable Rice

Vegetable rice is super-delicious and very easy to make. They can be made with vegetables and meat broth you probably have in your refrigerator. To make vegetable rice, finely chop your favorite vegetables. I use green onions, red cabbage, carrots, green peas, and some garlic. Finely chop or mince garlic.

Wash and set rice aside. In a large pan, heat some oil and fry garlic, then add the rest of the vegetables and salt. Stir for a minute. Add a tablespoon of soy sauce and some black pepper. Wait until the vegetables are 50% cooked.

Measure the water you will need to cook the rice, along with the broth. Add the broth and water. Wait for them to boil. Transfer the rice to the pan and cook them as normal. The vegetable rice should have an amazing savory taste of broth and vegetables. 

Written by Vaughn Huffman
2 months ago

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