How to Cook Rice?
Rice is one of the most commonly eaten staple foods around the world and especially in Asia and Africa. It comes in many different types, from short-grained to brown rice.
How do I cook rice?
1. Wash the rice in tap water about 5 times.
2. Leave the rice too soak in water for about an hour before you cook it.
3. Drain the uncooked rice, and boil the kettle.
4. Add the uncooked rice to a saucepan followed by the boiling water and place this on medium heat for 9-11 minutes.
5. Once the rice is cooked and fluffy, drain and serve.
Why do I need to wash the rice?
Washing the rice helps to remove any excess starch that may be present.
Why do I need to soak the rice?
Soaking the rice helps the rice to absorb the water, this means that the cooking time is reduced.
When do I know that the rice is cooked?
The rice will be cooked when the grains are no longer hard.
How much water do I need to add to cook the rice?
As a general rule of thumb, it's a ratio of 2:1; 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice (or any other quantities with the same ratio) However, by monitoring the cooking you will know whether to add more water or not.
What if I want to make sticky rice?
Using short-grained rice will result in sticky rice.