While cooking rice with meat, sometimes I faced that extra water has been added to the rice container when kept for braising. What should I do when I see the rice is turning into fluid? Need opinions to be proactive for the future same conditions?


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At that point, I'm not sure there's anything you can really do, except maybe take the lid off & attempt to dry it out before it turns entirely to mush.

For next time, the three simplest alternatives would be:

  1. Use less liquid [which may not be possible].

  2. Add the rice later in the process.

or my personal favourite...

  1. Cook the rice separately, in a similar or complementary flavour & combine at the end.
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    Rice would take lesser time than meat to cook. so probably cook the meat first about halfway or more, measure the water remaining according to the rice to water ratio required according to the type of rice and remove any excess.
    – Ess Kay
    Commented Dec 6, 2018 at 17:08
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    I'd really go for option 3. It needs zero skill/judgement/guesswork & can't go wrong, assuming you can actually cook rice ;) Any other method requires you to know how much water the rice will absorb over how long, & how much needs to be left at the end to go with the braise. Does it have sauce/gravy, should it be dry like a biryani?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 6, 2018 at 17:17
  • Agreed! No wonder people don't like cooking rice :D it's just so complicated.
    – Ess Kay
    Commented Dec 6, 2018 at 17:30
  • Yes, the rice needs to be dry like Beryani in my most cases
    – user5948
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 14:47

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