View Full Version : How do I cook white rice?

05-30-2002, 08:01 AM
How do I cook white rice plz?

05-30-2002, 08:02 AM
Don't cook white rice. cook brown rice :)

05-30-2002, 08:05 AM
The rule of thumb with rice is "twice as much water as rice" though with brown rice or wild rice you may need to add a little extra water.

So if you have a cup of raw rice, put it in a pot with two cups of water, bring it to a boil, then turn it down to a simmer, cover, and cook until the rice has absorbed the liquid and is tender.

05-30-2002, 09:07 AM
The easiest (and least stickiest) way is to follow the 2:1 water:rice rule but throw it in a covered casserole dish in the oven for about 45 min-1 hr. I pretty much cook everything at the same temp - 325F. I really hate cooking stovetop rice as it sometimes sticks to bottom of pot and is a nightmare to clean off.

If you are afraid you might overcook (aka dry it out) - add more water. You really can't add too much because so much is absorbed and some is lost from evaporation.

05-30-2002, 09:14 AM
To cook rice like a champ:

1) Cook brown not white if you can help it.
2) Buy one of THESE (http://www.blackanddeckerappliances.com/cgi-bin/sgin0191.exe?CODIV=0191&UID=2002053011103396&T1=APP+HS800&FNM=02&UREQA=N) and use it.
3) if you want to add some interesting flavour, sautee some apple slivers, tarragon, garlic, currants and a bit of parsley in some butter. Add some salt & pepper. When the butter gets frothy & brown and the herbs start getting limp, remove from heat and mix through steamed rice.

it's killer!


05-30-2002, 09:14 AM
i was taught the same way ice was.

2 parts water to 1 part rice, bring to a boil, cover, turn down really low, leave it be for 30 minutes.
however, i've gotten an electrice rice steamer and I love that thing.

05-30-2002, 11:25 AM
I just use the rice cooker, hehe. Throw in a cup of rice (usually comes with that small plastic cup), fill it up to maybe halfway over the corresponding line and pop the button.

05-30-2002, 12:25 PM
Same ratio everyone else mentioned rice:water ::1:2. If you use basmati rice or rice from indian store( which is raw rice / unprocessed rice), and use a pressure cooker, use rice:water::1:1.5. For 1/2-1 cup rice, the rice should be done in 10-15 mins.

06-15-2002, 02:37 AM
i agree with shaolin get a rice cooker...

...down here in hawaii rice is made with all our meals :D
but when i make rice, it's just 1.5:1 water:rice ratio for me, could be a diff w/the cooker, i duono

06-15-2002, 04:28 AM
do you own a cooking book?

follow the instructions on the pack as different rice vary a bit.

white is different to brown etc. the size of the grian will also effect rehydration time while cooking as well.

also a lsight diffference between simmer and boiling will make a difference as well.