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Rice Cooker Technology Best Suited for White Basmati Rice?

This is my staple food and unfortunately my 25 year old National rice cooker just died. The crop of new models are bewilderingly complex--most troubling is that few seem to have a "Non-Sticky" or "...
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Should parboiled rice be washed/rinsed before cooking?

Should parboiled rice be washed or rinsed before cooking? If yes, on average how many times it should be washed. Should it be rinsed in water for more than 10 minutes?
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Why do Americans have butter in their rice? [closed]

I just read a few articles about cooking rice targeted at Americans ("take one cup of rice...") and in many comments people mentioned adding butter when they cooked rice. Why? Basic rice is cooked ...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

I'm using a rice cooker to cook rice and I find the very next day it starts to increasing smell bad and I feel like puking just smelling it. Not sure what the cause is but the rice cooker has started ...
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How to ensure rice from rice cooker becomes dry?

I'm adding 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice to my rice cooker. I don't think the amount is the problem. It's not very watery but it can feel a little watery(which probably isnt an issue ...
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What is the minimal set of ingredients that English rice pudding can be made with?

While reading the Wikipedia article on rice pudding, my curiosity has gotten the better of me. Clearly, any flavourings, spices, toppings or sweeteners will be optional and the article also explicitly ...
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How long will glutinous rice flour keep unopened?

I have one unopened bag of glutinous rice flour, it's 1 year old, I know rice keeps well for a very long time and was wondering if this also applies to rice flour?
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Make quinoa sticky like rice?

I make a nice curry, and for presentation I would like to place the quiona on top of curry as shown in this picture: But to be able to do that, my quiona needs to be sticky (I think it's the starch ...
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How many wash cycles should I aim for when washing brown rice?

I was told that I'm supposed to keep washing the brown rice with water, empty the pot out, and repeat until the water doesn't become foggy anymore to get rid of the arsenic. For each cycle, I pat, ...
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Do potatoes and rice lose significant amount of fiber when overcooked?

I overcooked both brown rice and potatoes today, both boiling. The skin on the potatoes was intact even though I overcooked it but too soft. Does that mean the fiber is significantly reduced in both ...
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How much water to add to rice cooker when cooking brown rice?

I usually use 1.5 cups of water for every cup of 'white basmati' rice. Today I used 4 cups of water for 1 cup of 'brown basmati' rice and it came out a bit watery. however i did add more of the ...
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Sushi using brown rice

I want to make sushi but I'm not going to buy any more rice then I already have, which is brown. my first couple experiments didn't work. What should I do to roll sushi using brown rice?
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Is it safe to eat white rice that turned blue/purple in the fridge?

I left the rice overnight in the fridge and it smells fine, and a sample tasted fine but the color looks unappetizing. Is it safe to eat? In response to the comments, it was warm and white when I put ...
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Is there a trick for separating still-hulled rice grains?

I make a lot of bulk brown rice so occasionally I'll come across the grain that is still hulled, and chomping down on those is never fun. Is there a quick way to separate those from the rest of the ...
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Which type of UK supermarket rice is closest to Philippine rice?

I have visted the Philippines twice and had many delicious dishes served with the most amazing slightly-sticky rice. Which type/variety of rice, which is readily available in UK supermarkets, is ...
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Why drain soaked rice?

When cooking black rice, I’ve been told I need to soak it for a few hours, then drain and finally cook with 1:3 parts regular rice (i.e., topped up with fresh water). Black rice is a type of ...
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Found a kind of worm in my rice bag, what should I do? [duplicate]

I poured some rice from a bag into a glass and noticed there was a worm(which looked like the rice) moving around in the rice. How did it get there, would it have been packed in or would it have ...
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Why does rinsing lentils create foam? Is this natural?

I ran out of organic brown rice today, and I happened to have some lentils, but when I went to rinse them with the spray nozzle on my sink (set to warm) they started to create a bubbly foam. The ...
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Black rice mixed in white

In the long grain white rice (parboiled) there these occasional grains of darker brown to black grains. Any idea what these are?
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Adding uncooked rice to a slow-cooked stir fry

I'd like to make this slow-cooked chicken stir fry recipe. It is suggested that it be served with rice. But I know rice itself can be made in a slow-cooker. If I don't mind having the rice already ...
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How long will a refrigerated risotto stay safe to eat? [duplicate]

First time posting here. I made a risotto Sunday (Arborio rice, butter, onion, white wine, chicken stock, mushrooms, asparagus, peas, turmeric, lemon, parmesan). It's been refrigerated since ...
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How to prepare rice in a very real emergency - no boiling (no electricity or alternatives)?

Earthquakes and typhoons are as plentiful as rice where I live. The power distribution system is incredibly sturdy here and power outages tend to be managed well, though they happen. Many people ...
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How to keep biryani hot and moist for a long time

I am looking forward to opening a biryani stall in my area, but my supplier of prepared biryani is far away. What method can I adopt to keep biryani rice fluffy, moist and hot for longer period of ...
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How to make perfect pearl rice in a rice cooker

This question is specifically about short grain pearl rice. I recently got a nice Zojirushi rice cooker that has all the bells and whistles, and I've been wanting to use it to prepare perfect rice. I ...
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What are Japanese rice seasoning packets called?

While I lived in Japan, I would often buy little packets of seasoning that were carried in every supermarket. I believe their purpose was for seasoning things like fried rice (チャーハン) and rice balls (...
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How can I mimic glutinous rice inexpensively in Latin America?

I know that certain rice should be bought for cooking meals like sushi (glutinous rice which is almost 5 dollars per kilogram). In Latin America the most common rice is about 1 dollar per kilogram. ...
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How long to warm taco bar dishes in a roaster [closed]

With beef, mexican rice, and refried beans in a roaster that has 3 separator bowls, how long does it take to reheat these taco bar dishes, and what would be the best temperature? I intend to ...
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Any tips on how to cook gruel?

I like to cook rice gruel every now and then; however I usually encounter a basic problem. First off, my rough procedure: Mix (sticky) rice flour and water homogeneously Pour into cooking pot (...
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Rice cooker not stopping?

I bought a first rice/multicooker Tefal RK8121. I cooked the rice according to the manual. I put the rice inside and added the steaming tray on top of the rice to steam at the same time (it doesn't ...
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Why cooking times for rice are different in different locations

When I learned to cook rice in the New Orleans area, I used the following recipe: In a big sauce pan measure 1 cup long grain rice to two cups room temperature water, salt to taste. Bring to a boil, ...
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Rice Variety for Puerto Rican Rice?

I recently visited Puerto Rico and was blown away by how consistently good the rice was at restaurants. It appeared to be a medium grain rice very similar in consistency and texture to East Asian ...
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How do I cook rice in a steamer?

I'd like to cook rice in my steamer, if possible. It comes with instructions for a bunch of food types, but doesn't mention anything for rice. The bottom of the steamer looks like this: I also have ...
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Why fry rice before boiling?

Ordinarily when I make fried rice, the general process is: Boil the rice until done. Fry the cooked rice in oil. However, I recently made a different rice recipe which flipped the order: Lightly ...
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Best way to cook rice to serve cold later?

I thought it wasn't possible to find a prepared rice that is worth being eaten cold, but I tried a prepared meal from a catering which came with tender and moist rice (even without reheating). Mine ...
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Is there a way to steam rice(Asian style, like steamed rice that gets served at P.F. Chang's) without a rice steamer?

I have several sauce pans and a 3qt saucier. I was thinking about buying a rice steamer, but thought maybe I can save some money.
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Reducing the moisture in cooked rice for making fried rice

I am aware that in order for fried rice in Asian dishes to have the typical consistency and texture, it is best to use rice that has been cooked and stored for at least 24 hours. However, it's often ...
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How can I improve the baking of frozen cod and rice with carrots,?

This is a dish that I'm trying to figure out. Out of laziness I want to cook a whole meal that includes some veggies, protein and carbs in a single baking. I don't thaw the cod before because it's ...
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Is 1 cup of rice powder equal to 1 cup of uncooked rice? [closed]

Is 1 cup of rice powder equal to 1 cup of uncooked rice? The recipe I am following states, "1 cup rice." I want to use rice flour. Does the density and volume differ?
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What (if anything) Does Superfino Indicate on a Package of Italian Arborio Rice?

Local stores want my first born child for Arborio. I have found much better deals on Amazon. Most packages say "superfino". Does that actually mean anything?
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Can I use parboiled basmati rice just like ordinary non-converted basmati?

tl;dr Do the cooking time, behavior, taste, and texture of parboiled rice differ significantly enough from non-converted rice such that a simple substitution will yield undesirable results? I ...
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How did I screw up this rice pudding recipe?

I've never made rice pudding before so I tried this recipe, exactly (no frills like raisins or anything). Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/4 cups milk 1 teaspoon ...
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What makes rice come out chewy and how do you prevent it?

I find that sometimes my rice will come out chewy no matter how much water/more cooking time I add. What makes rice come out chewy and how do you prevent it?
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What is the proper technique for making fried rice? [duplicate]

I've tried my hand at making fried rice a few times now. I seem to be getting these things wrong: Texture of rice Browning of rice I've been cooking the rice, stir frying some veggies, and an egg in ...
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Slow oven brown rice

Is there a slow method of cooking brown rice in the oven? Next week, I'm cooking for a group of friends. I'd like to start the rice, go to a meeting (~3 hours) and come back to finished rice. I'm ...
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What am I doing wrong with my rice cooker?

I have a Breville rice cooker and follow the instructions exactly (for 2 cups of rice). There are two settings - on or off (keep warm). The manual says: But no matter what type of (white) rice I use, ...
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How to collect slime pass through rice cooker cover when cover on?

I have often the following situation when boiling rice and meat in rice cooker. However, I do not like it because the meat cannot then reach the high temperature. I know that I could boil rice and ...
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Brown rice aricini but always end up with too much water

I want to make simple aricini (eggs + cheese + rice) but with brown rice and chopped spinach. When I made this I ended up having too much water in the mixture. As brown rice takes lots of water to ...
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Sushi rice does it have expiry date ? [duplicate]

I have some sushi rice, In the packet the expiry date is given as Jan 2016, But the rice seems fine. Is it alright for me to use it to make sushi with it ?
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What was a black substance on the surface of cooked brown rice?

We had some brown rice that we cooked in tap water, and when it was done, there was something black or dark gray with a clay-like consistency on the surface of the rice. Around the edge of the pot it ...
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Does brown rice or white rice expand more when cooked?

Which expands more when cooked: brown rice or white rice?