I’m getting a little tired of quinoa so recently I’ve been making rice to supply the starch in my meals. The problem is, I’m terrible at cooking it. The 1:2 rice to water ratio then boil procedure seems easy, but I have found a way to mess it up and create a sticky mess.
One of the first articles recommended to me on my new ZITE iphone app (the super smart news reader app launched the iphone version last week) was “The 6 Most Common Mistakes You’re Making With Rice” from Bon Appetit. Now that’s one intuitive app!
Here’s what it had to say:
- Don’t follow the directions on the package. Start with a tester pot on new packages with 1/2 cup rice, 1 cup water and then adjust from there in later batches.
- Add 1/4-1/2 cup more water when cooking brown rice.
- Let rice steam with the lid on for 10 minutes after you’re done cooking it.
- NEVER stir the rice. Stirring makes it creamy like risotto.
- Start by bringing the rice to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer.
I like to use coconut milk when cooking Basmati rice or broth for brown rice, using 1/2 milk/broth and 1/2 water. The outcome, whether or not the texture is right, just tastes so much better. I’m still working on perfecting those ratios :)Tweet this!