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How to cook perfect fluffy rice

Foolproof rice, awesomely fluffy without a rice cooker? Yes - here goes.

How much rice per person?

½ cup or 100g is a good amount per person.

Rinse or soak?

I recommend rinsing the rice several times until the water runs clear.

How much water to rice?

long grain: water -  1 : 1.75

basmati & brown: water – 1 : 2

or 1 inch water above surface of rice

How to cook foolproof rice?

Add the required amount of water to the rice in a pan with a fitting lid. Add salt and fat: butter or oil. Cover, bring to the boil and cook for 3 minutes. Turn the heat down to minimum and leave to simmer for 20 minutes (25 for brown rice). Don't peek!

Take the pan off the heat but don’t lift the lid; leave it to stand for 10 minutes. Uncover, fluff up, admire.

how to cook perfect rice

What about rice for egg fried rice?

It can left over, cooked as above. Or you can bring a pan of salty water to the boil, add rice and boil it for 8-10-12 minutes (basmati - long grain - brown), like pasta. Drain and leave to cool.

Either way, for egg fried rice, beef fried rice or any other fried rice, RICE MUST BE FRIDGE-COLD. Otherwise it will be mushy and clumpy.


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