Find out how to make fluffy, well cooked, non-sticky white rice with these 5 secrets.
Every kitchen has its own essential foods. One of them is white rice, which most likely takes a place in your weekly menu as an appetizer or side dish. However, making white rice, while simple, has its secrets. Find out how to make white rice so that it comes out fluffy, does not stick, and has authentic flavor every time you cook it.
The Right Amount
How many times did you cook rice and had leftovers for two other meals? That's why we give you the right amount: ¼ cup of uncooked rice per person. It may seem like a small amount, but just remember that the rice will absorb water during cooking and triple its size. So, this is the correct amount.
Before cooking the rice in the water add this step: sauté the rice briefly in the oil of your choice. Why? It will help to seal the grain so that it doesn’t release as much starch during cooking and will prevent the rice from sticking.
Water vs. Rice
As in a lab, there are also formulas in the kitchen. And to cook the rice thoroughly the formula is: a cup of rice and two of water. The rice will be properly cooked, and you may not need to strain it because the water will evaporate completely. Here’s a tip: add Knorr® Chicken Flavor Bouillon to the water if you’re cooking white rice or Knorr Mi Arroz Sazonador para Arroz Rojo, if you’re cooking Mexican style rice. This will enhance the flavor and it will come out delicious.
This step requires patience. Because the key is to add in the rice just when it’s about to boil, right when you see bubbles. After that, stir and lower the temperature to medium heat until cooked. Tip: How to cook rice that won’t stick? Avoid stirring the rice while it is cooking, the less you do it the less starch it will release, which helps to keep it from sticking to the pot or pan.
Rice can take between 15 and 20 minutes to cook. Once you see that you have a small amount of water in the bottom of the pot or pan, turn off the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. The result? Rice that’s neither too hard nor too soft, just 'al dente' and ready to enjoy.
Now that you know how to make white rice, discover more rice and pasta recipes to put an original spin on your dishes.