Is rice really that easy to make?
Someone from work asked me how to make rice, and I decided I would post something so that people know just how easy is it. So, if you are still wondering, the answer is yes.
Rice is a staple grain and found in cuisines world-wide. What would paella be without rice? What about sake, or horchata? There are also different variants of rice. Most people know about white or brown rice, but there are other types of rice in the world. For now, we'll just stick to the cooking.
So, once you've decided which rice you want to cook, you will need water, a pot, a stove top or heat source, and a cover. That's it.
Step 1: Pour about a cup of rice in the pot per person. Some people eat more, some eat less. You'll have to gauge your audience.
Step 2: Rinse the rice in the pot using your hands after you wash them (We have to be careful with Coronavirus now...!) Rinse the rice and you will notice the water become a milky, white color. Drain out most of the rice, then rinse again. Drain again and now add enough water so that there is about 1/4-1/2 inch of water over the rice.
Step 3: Cover the pot and put over low heat. We don't want to burn the bottom rice.
The timing will depend on how much rice you put in and what type of rice you use. If it's normal white or brown rice, it'll be about 18-20 minutes on the stove. You will see the water has been absorbed and the rice is fuller. Let it sit off the heat another 5 minutes or so before serving.
And voila! You're done.
The other way to tackle this is to use the instructions on a rice cooker or Insta-pot. The set up is the same, and most have a 'fill line' for your water. Then, you press a button and the cooker makes perfect rice. I love using the rice cooker because I can make my rice and leave the house without worrying about burning the house down...
My personal favorite rice is Nishiki rice. It's a white rice that when done, is sticky like sushi-grade rice and is the perfect addition to any meal. I hope this guide helps. Enjoy!!