"How to boil rice?" "How to have it nice and fluffy - not sticky?" "How to cook rice easily?" Even "how to steam rice?" Every had these questions?
Well, here's your answer! If you're planning a traditional German meal, or perhaps a Chinese meal without the take-out, try this hint for making perfect rice ("Reis").
The trickiest part in making rice traditional way was the timing to get it just right. This method is so fool-proof, combining boiling and steaming.
The boiling gets the rice cooking quickly. The steaming finishes it off.
You need a medium to large pot and a large sieve that fits it, so that the sieve spans the top of the pot and the bottom of the sieve sits at least 2 inches from the bottom of the pot.
For quantities, 1 cup of raw long-grained rice equals about 3 cups cooked. I usually cook up about 1 to 1 1/2 cups rice and have leftovers for the next day. For long-grained brown rice, the method is the same, but the times are doubled.
If the rice is done and you are not ready to serve it, keep it over steam until you are. Steaming is also a great way to reheat leftovers.
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How to Boil Rice
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Joy B: Our family always used white vinegar instead of lemon juice, and added paprika ... but I think I'd like this version better!
Alice D: Every time I make these I always have to make 3 times as much! Our friends always want some so it never goes to waste.
Gaby S: This is in my oven right NOW!!! Can't wait to try it!
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