Boiling Rice Like Pasta Has Just Changed My Life

IMG_5132With all my cooking experience, I still cannot master rice. I mean, I do well when it’s a fried rice or rice balls or something that should have a sticky/mushy consistency. But when it comes to fluffy, individual grains that can stand up on their own, I suck.

A few years back I even thought I had discovered the secret. Alas, my rice usually came out crunchy, especially brown rice.

Now I read somewhere to boil your rice al dente like pasta. And…after trying it…I’m a believer!!! If you’re down to seasoning the rice after it boils, this method can work for you, too!

Another thing that is great about this method is you can throw measuring out the window. The best things to do is soak the rice to take away excess starch, rinse like crazy, and add the rice to your pot, using enough water to cover the rice by a couple of inches. Boil, and taste periodically to your desired consistency. Drain, season with oil, butter, spices, etc, and you’re good to go!

  

1 thought on “Boiling Rice Like Pasta Has Just Changed My Life

  1. I was taught 1cup of rice tossed with a touch of olive oil and 2.25cups of water for 20min. With the lid tilted. I set the gas stove on 3 which is about medium flame. When the time is up I fluff with a fork and a table spoon of butter and whatever seasons I’m feeling. I’m particularly fond of Gates Original…that’s my go-to!

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