Ray tells what not to do to cook the perfect rice

Cooking rice is a simple practice, but to make it perfect and delicious, as is the goal that many cooks pursue, there are several tips and tricks you can follow.

One of the important steps to obtain a perfect rice is to let the rice rest after it has finished cooking then fluff it with a fork before serving.

Cookbook writer and host Rachael Ray shared a video on her Instagram account of herself cooking rice and sharing various recommendations. “Rice, baby rice… ⁠ Never undercook or overcook your rice again,” she writes in her post.

According to Ray, you must resist the temptation to remove the lid and stir the rice.

On his page, Ray advises letting the rice sit for 10 to 15 minutes. so the grains have a chance to swell. After that you can remove the lid and proceed to fluff it to separate the grains.

A trick that the presenter performs as soon as the rice is finished cooking is slip a clean kitchen towel or paper towel between the lid and the pot. This will prevent a few drops from getting on the cooked beans and making them rubbery.

rinse the rice

Before cooking, rinse the rice under cold water until it runs clear to remove excess starch. Rinsing it helps make the rice lighter, fluffier, and non-sticky. Washing the rice also helps remove dust.

Rice rinsing is not necessary for certain short grain varieties, as Arborio; a rice to make risotto and desserts. The starch in this type of rice is what makes the risotto thick and creamy.

It is not necessary to pre-soak the rice, but doing so can reduce cooking time and stickiness. Soaking is a recommended step with brown rice, for 2 hours or a minimum of 30 minutes.

how much liquid do you need

Different varieties of rice require different amounts of water and cooking times. Use 1 to 1 3/4 cups of liquid per cup of white rice. The smaller and tighter the lid, the less water is required.

use broth

To give the rice more flavor, use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water.

Basic steps when cooking rice

1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the rice and stir into the water. Put a lid on the pot and reduce the heat. You can add a little salt if you wish.

2. Cook the white rice over low heat for about 20 minutes (considered time for a cup of rice). Brown rice and other minimally processed varieties take longerbetween 30 and 40 minutes.

3. Remove from heat, let rest and fluff the rice.

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