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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?
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Cooking rice with limited equipment

I will be cooking in my dorm this coming year, and I only have an electric kettle at the moment. Is there a way for me to cook rice with only this (i.e. without a stove), or should I just get one of ...
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Why should (or shouldn't) we wash rice before cooking?

There are pretty confusing articles on this topic on the internet. Some suggest that we should wash them to remove starch, talc, etc. Some suggest that we should not wash them because they are ...
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sushi rice vs pudding rice

I've done sushi a couple of times, successfully I must stress, and while in sainsbury looking for it I came across the pudding rice which looks exactly the same as the more expensive sushi counterpart....
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Why are holes punched into rice packages?

When you buy imported rice in the store, there are often rows of tiny holes punched into the plastic bags. What is that for? Doesn't it contribute to spoiling and spreading of bugs?
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How to properly cook basmati rice in a rice cooker

I do have a kind of problem with cooking basmati rice in my rice cooker. I am following the cooker instructions - for two cups (the cooker one, not the measurement unit) I use 200 ml of water. As far ...
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Rice water ? Spoiled? [closed]

I came across this beauty hack using rice water as the core ingredient. I soaked rice in water COVERING IT WITH A PLASTIC BAG (ORDINARY SHOPPING BAG) left it for one day at room temperature and today ...
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What to do with left-over rices from Chinese takeouts?

Nobody here eats much of the rice, that Asian restaurants include with take-out orders. Three people can finish their entries sharing a single box of rice. But we don't like to throw out food either. ...
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How do you properly toast rice?

No matter what recipe I try, whenever I toast rice it comes out unevenly brown (it always skips past the golden brown stage), it lacks any nutty smell and smells and tastes partially burnt. I tried ...
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Cooking rice overnight?

I want to have cooked rice in the morning when I wake up. My plan is to prepare the uncooked rice before going to bed, add the water, set a timer and go sleep. Is it possible to leave the rice and ...
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How do you substitute brown rice for white rice in recipes?

90% of recipes that use rice do so with white or Basmati. I would like to spice up my rice routine using these recipes, while having the health benefits of using brown rice - but it cooks in a much ...
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Is rice supposed to be eaten with chopsticks?

This question is about cultural norms and tradition. In Asian countries, is rice intended to be eaten with chopsticks? I heard this is a western misconception, as rice is too hard to pickup with chop ...
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Green broccoli rice

I live in Brazil and around here is very common to make broccoli rice (rice, broccoli and sometimes garlic). I have eat it many times in restaurants, they are either white or green like the pictures ...
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How can I achieve a good socarrat with paella cooked in the oven?

I'm cooking dinner for a friend who pointedly bought me a paella pan. Normally, I would never consider making paella in the oven, but my stove is electric and the coil is not nearly as big as the base ...
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How to keep rice in a biryani from burning and sticking together?

The bottom part of my Biryani always gets burnt, rice always gets sticky but I want each grain separated. How can I prevent burning & stickiness of rice?
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Why is rice parboiled? And how does parboiling change rice?

I have recently been using raw rice at my home. I have noticed that the non-parboiled rice sticks to each other while parboiled rice does not given the same amount of cooking time. My questions: Why ...
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How does (Goya) Sofrito sauce compare to salsa?

I was reading some rice recipes online. Some used sofrito sauce. I read the ingredients on the Goya label. It is similar to salsa. I think salsa is chunkier and uses fresh veggies whereas sofrito ...
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Sushi rice should be transparent when cooked?

How in the following picture the sushi rice is transparent, and when I made home sushi rice, it would white as snow ? I soak rice in water for 2 hours. And by the way, why sometimes even with a good ...
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How to remove cardamom seeds from rice

I love the taste of cardamom seeds, as does the family. But I am the only person in the household who doesn't mind chewing the seeds as a part of the rice dish. For flavoured rice, it's quite easy, ...
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How can I cook 1/2 a cup of rice?

Almost every time I make rice, I make it for just me and my partner. We've found that the right amount for us is 1/2 a cup (125mL, a regular cup not a rice cooker cup) of uncooked basmati rice. I make ...
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How to make plain white rice less boring? [closed]

I'm a college student. I'm poor. Rice is cheap. Therefore, I eat a lot of plain white rice (medium grain). I was wondering if there are any specifically tasty seasonings I could pick up that would ...
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Sushi rice not sticking to each other

I have a sushi rice bag from Sun Rice. They write on it that we should only wash it for 5 minutes then boil it. But I know that sushi rice should be washed for more than that and soaked in water for ...
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Is eating rice well after its use-by date a bad idea? [duplicate]

I got a "Paella kit" for my birthday recently. It consists of a pan, some rice, some spices, and some instructions. Unfortunately, upon inspecting the rice packet I see that its "best before" date is ...
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How do I get rid of plastic smell in rice / pasta?

I bought a number of bags of rice and pasta and stored it in a plastic bin in the basement. I recently grabbed one of those bags of rice and it smells gross, like plastic. Everything in the bin smells ...
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Rice Cookery in water containing sugar versus plain water

I need to have a scientific explanation of why rice cooks faster in plain water than water containing sugar. I know the sugar interferes with the gelatinization of the rice, but I would like a ...
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Rice: Measuring water after washing it

Lately, I've been struggling to cook rice at the kitchen I work at. We cook the rice by putting it in a hotel pan, put water on top, plastic and foil wrap it and throw it into the oven. One cook says ...
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How to maintain the calories in rice (which were present in it in its raw form) after cooking it?

I searched Google with the following keywords: calories in 1 tbsp brown rice The result was: As you can see the calories, after cooking have severely reduced. What can I do to maintain the ...
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Where to buy football/quenelle/shell-like scoop/mold/mould [food presentation]?

Some places serve rice in a football/quenelle/shell-like shaped scoop/mold/mould for food presentation. It's consistent at many teriyaki places so I suspect it's something you can purchase. I've ...
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What are these crispy bits on top of rice?

What are these crispy bits on top of rice that look something like this, but are perhaps a bit smaller: (Picture taken from this blog post.)
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Is it possible to turn Rice Krispies back into rice?

Specifically, would it be possible to turn Rice Krispies into rice suitable for serving with chicken teriyaki? One of the main characters of the webcomic Leftover Soup is an expert cook. To establish ...
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What causes butter to make risotto shiny?

Why does the addition of butter make risotto shiny? Is there a chemical explanation? I was taught to initially saute onions and garlic in olive oil, then risotto Arborio rice with warmed broth until ...
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How much does a a cup of rice weigh?

I use the cup that came with my rice cooker to measure the rice for each meal. I often eat 120ml~160ml rice (before cooking) measured in the cup at a time. How much does that amount of rice weigh? (...
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How to make white risotto

I want to make white risotto, but I can't as the broth is usually brownish and makes the rice to have the same color. I don't know how to make/get white broth, any ideas how to make white risotto?
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Why would a steam rice cooker suddenly make my dad sick? [closed]

My dad has owned the same rice cooker for years and it always worked fine. Recently, every time he makes rice, which is all it has ever been used for, he gets sick to his stomach almost immediately ...
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What is the best variety of rice or preparation of rice to use in soup?

I've made chicken rice soup several times in the past and I've always ran into an issue of the soup coming out too starchy/thick because of the rice. Or in the worst case scenario when I added too ...
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How to boil sushi rice for yakimeshi?

I want to use some chicken bouillon cubes I have to flavor the sushi rice I have, which I'm going to use to make yakimeshi (Japanese fried rice) in accordance with this video. I'm not sure if I'm ...
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If uncooked rice is soaked for 2 days, is it still safe to eat (after it's cooked)? [duplicate]

I completely forgot I soaked the rice on Monday night. It was completely submerged in water. Left at room temperature. If I cook it now, would it be safe to eat?
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Rice for paella

The recipes recommend calasparra or bomba rice. Neither is easy to find. My pantry has long grain Basmati, short grain Kokuho, and some Arborio. Which one is the best substitute?
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When spicing rice, should you add the spices in the water beforehand or after the rice has cooked?

Newbie cook here. I use a small inexpensive rice cooker to cook my rice. Are you supposed to add your various spices to the water when you put the rice in the pot? Or should you add the spices in at ...
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How are puffed rice cakes flavoured?

I am working on puffed rice cakes, but I can not find how they are flavoured. Is the oil sprayed on it and seasoning sprinkled after? Or is an oil-seasoning slurry sprayed, or is it something else ...
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Why does my horchata have too much sediment?

I've tried a few times to make horchata. My process is as follows: Put 1 cup of long grain rice, one cinnamon stick, and 4 cups of water in the blender. Blend briefly to break up. Let soak for 3+...
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Rice has water inside after being cooked

I have this Rooster A.A.A. Scented Jasmine Rice that I recently bought and after a few days, water starts forming in the middle for some reason. A little background, I had a bag of Thai rice that ...
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Coconut rice; should it taste like coconut?

I made coconut rice yesterday with a simple recipe (coconut milk, water, tsp sugar, pinch of salt, rice, all in the rice cooker). I was a little bit underwhelmed by the output; the rice was cooked ...
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What is GABA Rice?

GABA rice seems to command a high premium is only found on Amazon in a few varieties, one by Koshihikari, one by Sempio. Is GABA rice anything but brown rice pre-heated? Is the GABA setting on a rice ...
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Rice pilaff preparation on bbq grill

I've just bought a new BBQ grill "Sunday One Tower". I am beginner to grilling and now I wonder how to prepare rice pilaff on my grill. I think I need a Soap stone with Frame and then place a bowler ...
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Boiling rice - drain or boil off water?

Because different rice varieties have different cooking times, I find it hard sometimes not to over/under cook them. I do it in two ways: Boil off all the excess water, and fluff it with a fork. Boil ...
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How does a typical electric rice cooker work?

I have a cheap $15 rice cooker from my undergrad days (link). It has a metal pad on the bottom attached to a spring, a "Cook" switch (feels like a toaster lever), a "Cooking" light and a "Warm" light. ...
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Which rice is best for rice pudding?

I live in a small town in Argentina and there is no special rice available for cooking with milk, like I am used to buy in Germany. Which sort of rice is best for cooking with milk. It should get ...

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