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Old 07-29-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Question How do you cook rice?

OK I know this has been discussed here before, but I can't seem to find any of those discussions. How do you cook rice?
I have always just used the boil in bag rice (gasp ) and tonight I would like to make it the real way LOL. How much water to rice do you use? What temps and for how long? TIA!

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Old 07-29-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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I use 2C water to 1C rice. Bring the water & about a teaspoon of salt to a boil, stir in rice, cover & reduce heat to a simmer & cook for 20 minutes.
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Old 07-29-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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Ditto what crewsk said, except we go salt free here.
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That's what I do too.. only since there is only Paul and I at home I use one cup of water and 1/2 cup of rice.

If I'm making basmati rice though... I take the rice (no need to measure) and rinse it over and over until the water runs clear. Then I cover the rice with water and let it
sit all day. I rinse it again right before I need it.

I rub olive oil all over the pan I'm going to use and then put the rice in and add water just until it covers the rice. Then I add some more olive oil and a little butter
and mix well. Bring to a boil uncovered and the cover and reduce heat. Cook until water is gone, this only seems to take a few minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for awhile.

In a separate pan, saute some minced onion in butter.
Add a handful or two of bay berries and a few teaspoons of sugar.
Careful it burns very easily!! Cook just until the berries are soft.

Plate the rice and put the onion/berry mixture on top.

Sorry, that I don't have any measurements.. I just eyeball it.
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Old 07-29-2005, 05:41 PM   #5
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yup, it's a 2 to 1 ratio...20 min for long grain...and best if you don't peek. keep the lid on!
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:04 PM   #6
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I use Uncle Bens Long Grain Rice and follow the directions on the package. However I use my rice cooker when making sushi with Jasmine Rice.
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:08 PM   #7
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I bake mine, in very large amounts, then freeze in meal size packages. 2:1 ratio 350 degrees F, 25-30 minutes
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On a gas stove, 1 part rice to 2 parts water. Bring to a boil. Stir, cover, and turn heat as low as it will go. Cook 14 minutes without lifting lid.

On an electric stove, 1 part rice to 2 parts water. Bring to a boil. Stir, cover, and turn burner OFF, but DO NOT remove from burner. Let sit, without lifting lid, 20 minutes.

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Old 07-29-2005, 06:16 PM   #9
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On a gas stove, 1 part rice to 2 parts water. Bring to a boil. Stir, cover, and turn heat as low as it will go. Cook 14 minutes without lifting lid.

On an electric stove, 1 part rice to 2 parts water. Bring to a boil. Stir, cover, and turn burner OFF, but DO NOT remove from burner. Let sit, without lifting lid, 20 minutes.

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On my electric stove I use 1 part water 1 part water or broth. Bring to boil....cover .....then simmer on low for 20 minutes.
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I always use real rice... all you need in life is a rice cooker (cheap and endlesly useful) and a sack of rice. I mean if rice cookers are good enough for 4 star restaurants and Iron chef, it's definatly good enough for me. And at $30 bucks (average) its totally worth the price.
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