Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How To Completely Change Your Cooked Rice Strategies

Cooking rice that is not sticky or too wet can be a difficult task. Rice is very particular. Cooked too long, rice can burn to the bottom of the pan. Get sticky and mushy. Too much liquid and the rice will result in wet rice. 

While researching the best ways to cook rice, I discovered that I was not alone with these results. Many people left comments on websites expressing that rice is not an easy item to cook.

Now, I know on my blog I like to share with you inexpensive ideas to replace costly items. But, after my latest failed attempts to make the perfect rice, I decided to invest in a rice steamer.

Recently, I posted on Instagram my experience with cooking Minute Rice that went terribly wrong. Let me just reiterate, Minute Rice.

I seemed to have trouble cooking rice in a minute, so, I went searching for a way to cook the rice using my crock pot. Well, let's just say that at least the rice did not burn. However, some of the rice had became glue like and sticky while some of the rice remained uncooked. It was crunchy and mushy at the same time. 

Needless to say, I decided to invest in a rice steamer. 

I researched rice steamers online and then proceeded to purchase one at a major retail store. 

I set up the steamer as per the cooking instructions and steamed the rice. Finally I had success with nice fluffy rice. The rice was not sticky, too wet, burnt, or crunchy. 

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." Truman Capote

I will be cooking and experimenting more with the rice steamer. I want to know exactly how many minutes the rice takes to cook. I want to try different types of rice such as Basmati, wild rice, also, short and long grain rice.

Basically, I am just happy that now I can successfully make that perfect rice.

Now to you-

Let us know of your rice success stories.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are greatly appreciated. I read every one.