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Fastest or most efficient way to cook rice in a pot with a lid?

Without using (read: buying) a rice cooker, what methods can I use to reduce active cooking time for brown rice? Does pre-soaking help? Should I add the rice before or after bringing the water to a ...
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What's the purpose of a parchment lid?

I'm making some saffron rice. After sautéing some onions and saffron and then toasting the rice, it calls for simmering with broth for 8 minutes with a parchment lid. What is the difference between a ...
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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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What ingredients can be used to make fried rice slightly sweet?

I regularly buy fried rice from my local takeaway and I would like to recreate something similar. It is slightly redish in color (that's most likely chilli, but might not be, as it's not too hot) and ...
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French Red Rice (Camargue) versus Italian Red Rice (Rosso Selvaggio)?

Could anyone here who has had both Camargue and Rosso Selvaggio rices tell me about how they compare? I'm not sure if they're basically the same thing or not. Thanks.
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Risotto question - what does “translucent rice” look like?

Recently I've tried my hand at cooking risotto. The results are always delicious, but one step in the process has me stumped - the instruction to cook the rice until translucent. I've tried cooking ...
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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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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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Keeping bugs out of rice

Recently, a sack of whole grain organic rice that we bought became infected with small black bugs. We bought the rice in the bulk bins at the same organic supermarket we always visit, but this time we ...
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What kind of domestic use machine is needed for preparing Brown Rice from Paddy?

The brown rice is extremely expensive here so I was wondering if it is possible to get some machine for converting Paddy into Brown rice at home? What prerequisites need to be fulfilled for the ...
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What care should be taken to prepare dough and Chapatis with Rice flour?

Yesterday I prepared the Rice flour dough with water (room temperature 17 degree celsius) and salt. I noticed: This dough did NOT stick to my hands at all. This dough did NOT stick to itself ...
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How do I keep long grain brown rice moist?

I'm starting to cook long grain brown rice at night, and I usually make enough to last about 4 days or so. The issue is that it gets REALLY dry when I put it in the fridge. I also usually don't warm ...
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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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Should rice be washed with hot water or cold water?

For both long-grain (Jasmine) and short-grain rice I typically rinse the rice with cold water to remove some of the starch and to clean the rice a bit. What temperature (hot/warm/cold) should I use ...
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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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How should I prepare Risotto

I've been watching a lot of Hells Kitchen, and one of the signature dishes that Chef Ramsay has the chefs prepare is Risotto. This seems like a simple enough dish but often times the seasoned chefs ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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Proper ratio of Water to Rice

When making rice, what is the proper ratio of water that I should use?
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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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What is the best way to fry rice cake?

I have some white rice cake. The instructions say to soak it in water overnight, then either fry it or simmer it. I tried part of it simmered some time ago, and didn't like the bland taste. So today I ...
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Fried rice jumps out of the pan

On frying cooked, parboiled rice from yesterday, some grains jumps out of the pan every other second, creating a mess. Is there a way to avoid this?
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How to make fluffy rice and which type of type of rice to use?

In some restaurants like Greek ones I get some nice pretty fluffy rice. The rice is short and little fat in the middle. It doesn't like look Jasmine or basmati rice which are longer. When I prepare ...
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What kind of rice is used for Jamaican rice and peas?

I'm about to make Jamaican rice and peas, and I'm not quite sure if I want a long, medium, or short grain rice. What is traditional in the islands?
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Why clean a pot (used to cook rice) with cold water?

Some people have told me that it's better to clean a dirty pot (used to cook rice) with cold water, rather than the hot water I use for all the other dishes. What would be the purpose of this?
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How can I adapt rice cooker steamed fish to cooking in a pot?

I have seen steamed fish dishes where the fish is cooked on top of the rice in a rice cooker. I'd like to try this, but I don't have a rice cooker and always cook my rice in a pot. Does anyone know ...
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Can the amount of salt in the recipe be right?

I made sushi for the first time at the weekend. the seasoning for the rice had this recipe: 125 ml rice vinegar 30 ml mirin 3 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons salt This was for 460g rice (dry ...