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Brown Basmati rice — How to prevent mushiness?

I have been cooking regular white Basmati for years and have perfected the method to get it to perfection (solid, tender, not mushy). Recently, I decided to try brown Basmati because I heard brown ...
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What are the different types of flours used in cooking Idly, Dosa, Halwa, Ladoo and Upma?

What are the different types of flours used in making Rava Idly, Dosa, Halwa, Ladoo and Upma in Indian Cuisine? What are the differences between Wheat flour, Semolina flour and Rice flour in cooking ...
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Understanding the steps to prepare sushi rice

I'm looking for the equivalent of Peter Reinhart's twelve steps for making bread applied to sushi. Basically, a detailed list of steps and the explanation of why are they important. For example, most ...
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How long can I store cooked rice in the refrigerator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? I've heard people claim that you could keep cooked rice as long as 10 days or as short as 48hours. ...
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Stove top Sushi rice - Which method?

I am planning to have my first attempt at making sushi by myself in a few days. Right now, I am still struggling with the rice and it's cooking. Many recipes/tutorials call for a rice cooker which I ...
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What are the odds that American household have a rice cooker? [closed]

We started a Kickstarter project of creating an e-book with online videos to show you how to make sushi, from a master sushi chef. We are wondering what the odds are that an American family has a ...
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Is Consumer Reports really correct about 6 parts water to 1 part rice?

There's been a number of news reports recently about possible high concentrations of inorganic arsenic in rice. I heard that Consumer Reports says to cook 1 part rice in 6 parts water to minimise ...
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Large quantities of sushi rice in a rice cooker?

I'm looking to cook large quantities of sushi rice (short grained) in a rice cooker. Any tips? I have a commercial cooker but it only has a cook and warm setting. Should I go with the usual rice to ...
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Is it possible to cook semolina or rice with milk in the microwave?

Is it possible to boil semolina or rice in milk in the microwave? The problem is that milk will boil over, but I wonder if there are some adapted pots for this purpose or if there is some other ...
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How much rice should I cook per person?

Prefferably in some "fast" measurements - like cups, spoons, etc. And also how much water should I add to the rice-cooker.
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How long is it safe to store rice horchata for?

I have a recipe for Mexican horchata, which is a kind of smoothie made with rice. However, it doesn't specify how long I can store it for, and as rice can be dangerous if stored incorrectly I don't ...
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What is the most effective method for cooking a massive amount of sweet brown sushi rice

I have about 8 quarts of dry brown sushi rice and am looking to cook all or most of it to incorporate into a handful of dishes on the same day. What is the most effective way of cooking that much ...
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Cracked Mexican/Spanish style rice

I've been trying to reproduce my favorite kind of Mexican or Spanish style rice that I find in some restaurants. It is dry and fluffy and seems to be cracked or split open. I've gone through many ...
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Adjusting an instant-rice recipe for regular rice

I'm trying a very simple beans-and-rice recipe, but I noticed it calls for instant brown rice, and I'm using regular. The recipe has me cooking the rice within a quick sauce (tomato, black beans, ...
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How long does it take to steam brown rice?

I would like to know how long it takes to steam brown rice.
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What is the best rice for sushi?

I love making sushi at home - it is a satisfying and delicious experience that is very quick and easy (and I can use whatever food is leftover in the house). However, I'm limited by the type of rice ...
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What rice should I use when a recipe asks for “short grain rice”?

If a recipe says "short grain rice", which would be the correct rice to use?
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Why does rice expand by more than the liquid volume it's cooked in?

Does air get trapped or sucked into the rice during cooking?
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What is the difference between risotto rice and paella rice?

My local supermarket stocks arborio and carnaroli rices for making risotto, and also stocks "paella rice". I have, in the past, used them interchangeably in both risottos and paellas. Wikipedia ...
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Could rice or pasta be cooked without hot water?

I moved in a brand new house. I have no stove, microwaves or hot water for a week or two. I'm vegetarian and I've already prepared fresh veggies wrap, salad, hummus, sandwichs, .. but I'm wondering ...
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Remediation Methods for Rice Contaminated with Broken Glass

A picture is worth a thousand words... I dropped a glass jar filled with rice. I've picked up the macro-sized pieces of glass, but am wondering if there is any way on earth to make the rice safe to ...
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Rice cooker problem: film appears after cooking

What is this and why does it appear? It always happened, maybe I cook rice the wrong way, or maybe it comes from the rice itself... I wash the rice with water before, at least 3-4 times. I don't ...
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“Instant” leftover rice? Making leftover-like rice without the wait? (as in for fried rice)

I have a bunch of recipes which use leftover cold rice: rice salads, fried rice, rice cakes, and similar. However, I rarely have large quantities of rice left over in the fridge when I want them, ...
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Why is it that every time I steam vegetables while cooking rice my rice cooker ruins the rice?

Why is it that every time I steam vegetables while cooking rice my rice cooker ruins the rice? My rice to water ratio is the usual 1:2. My last two attempts included mushy basmati and jasmine rice. ...
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How is boiled rice different from steamed?

I recently got into a friendly argument with a coworker about how rice should be prepared. I insisted that the goal was to steam the rice- too much water and it would boil into a soupy pudding. She ...
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When making risotto, why fry the rice?

When making risotto one of the first steps is to saute the rice in some oil for a few minutes (or until the rice is translucent). What is happening when the rice is fried? What effect does this ...
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Lifting the lid on cooking rice - is it such a big deal?

I don't know about you, but some people I know will freak out if I lift up the lid on a pot of cooking rice to stir or check its done-ness. They say "you should never ever ever lift the lid". It is ...
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Does the cooking time, adding more water and using high quality and expensive rice help to produce soft and non-stick rice?

Most of my friends told me that to prevent the rice from sticking at the bottom of the rice cooker pot (as shown in the picture below) and to prevent the rice from becoming very hard at the bottom of ...
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What kind of rice to serve with Indian Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)?

What kind of rice to serve with Indian Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)? Are there any kind of preferred techniques, or spicing perhaps?
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What kind of rice should I use for frying?

Which properties should I look for or avoid in rice when I'm planning to fry it (the day after cooking)?
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How do I stop onigiri from falling apart?

I'm experimenting with Japanese cooking, and I can't seem to get the hang of making rice shapes. I want to make an onigiri rice triangle with a filling. The theory is simple enough: make rice and let ...
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Where can I Buy Kaima or Jeerakasala Rice?

I'm trying to prepare an Indian Biriyani dish, and it calls for Kaima rice, also known as Jeerakasala. I understand that there are alternatives, like Basmati, but I really would love to try this ...
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How to cook rice in an electric oven meant for baking cakes?

Are there any special precautions to be taken? About the water quantity, soaking and timing etc?
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How to make puffed/popped rice?

Is it possible to make puffed rice at home like the rice used in breakfast cereals? I have a hot air popcorn maker and have experimented with that with little success. I imagine the problem is to do ...
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What sort of rice and noodles are “brown rice” or “brown noodles”?

I am a university student about to enter his second year. At my school, only freshman are given (relatively cheap) access to the Dining Commons, and I recall, near the end of the year, a nutrition ...
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How to make central/south american “arroz con pollo” [closed]

In Belize, Peru, and the Dominican Republic I absolutely loved the perfectly moist and delicious arroz con pollo. Always flavorful and simple, it was my fall back anywhere I was anytime I was too ...
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What types of rice are appropriate to use in a rice cooker?

I have recently acquired a Zojurushi fuzz logic rice cooker. What I am having difficult to find is the best kind of rice to use with it; I am looking for a good brown and white rice that can go with ...
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What's the simplest method to cook rice?

For me, the perfect rice is whole, loose and flavorful. To get that result, there are a number of techniques. As the flavor depends on the broth used, let's take that out of the equation. I'm looking ...
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How can I get more flavorful jasmine rice?

I'm used to cooking basmati, which can stand on its own with just a few spices and a little butter. With jasmine rice, I come away disappointed; the rice never seems to bring anything to the dish, ...
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What's the best way to store rice long-term?

I have purchased a rather large bag of rice long-grain white rice (25 lbs) and need to know the best way for storing it long-term. This rice will be used as both a food-storage food source and as my ...
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Non teflon rice cooker reccomendations

I am looking to get rid of the Teflon rice cooker I have (it is getting a lot of scratches and well that Teflon has to be going somewhere!). What is a good rice cooker to go with that is non-stick ...
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Effect of rice cooking techniques

I rarely ate rice growing up, and only recently started cooking it. I started with basmati, and seemed to do alright with that, but my wife (who used to live in Korea) said she preferred rice to clump ...
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Pre-made seasoning to add to rice in rice cooker to make rice more flavorful? [closed]

I've looked all over for this and not found much. Chipotle resturant adds lime and cilantro to their rice, some folks put Saffron. I thought "gee there must be others". Any other pre-made seasonings ...
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Can jasmine rice and basmati rice be cooked together?

I only have one cup of jasmine rice left, but plenty of basmati. Can I just mix them together in the rice cooker?
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Why rinse basmati rice?

Every Indian recipe I see seems to insist on rinsing basmati rice before cooking it. Why, I have no idea, because I never rinse it, yet I can discern no difference between my rice and rice cooked by ...
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how do you get sushi rice to not stick to your hands?

I am laying out my sushi rice by forming it into a ball with my hands and spreading it on the nori. I watched some video tutorials on this, and it seems like the rice is not sticking to the chef's ...
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Can a rice cooker make amounts much smaller than its rating?

I'm looking at getting one of Zojirushi's induction rice cookers and the 5.5 cup model is currently a little cheaper than the 3 cup model. I'm a single guy and will only be making a cup or two of rice ...
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How does black rice cook?

I bought black rice for the first time, and I am unsure what to use it for. It would be helpful if I knew how it behaves when cooked. The info I'm looking for is: (assume fully cooked corns) ...
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Re-use rice for multiple batches of horchata?

After a making a batch of horchata, I always feel wasteful throwing away all of the uncooked rice. Can it be re-used for another batch, or has it given up its good flavors? If not, are there any ...
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Why is my sushi rice too sticky?

I'm on a quest of learning how to prepare a more than edible sushi. I figured that with enough practice I can achieve the goal of being able to make sushi. The most important part of sushi as I see it ...