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Could overfrying and/or undersimmering the Spanish rice have caused it to develop a cardboard-like taste and a pungent odour?

The simple explanation is that your mother regularly burned the rice. That would cause all of the off flavors you mentioned. The fact that she says it should be "really dark" would ...
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How much water should be added to a Maggi seasoning cube?

Maggi is a brand, produced by Nestle. It comprises several products, including Maggi brand liquid seasoning, Maggi brand instant noodles, and Maggi brand bouillon cubes. These are different foods, not ...
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Amounts of MSG and natural glutamates in bouillon and soy sauce

Just answering the "soy sauce" part of your question. The "bouillon" part of your question is completely unanswerable given the vast range of products that call themselves ...
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How much water should be added to a Maggi seasoning cube?

As others have said, they’re different products… but they both contribute a fair amount of salt. So for that reason, I would recommend using an amount that is roughly equivalent in sodium. It won’t ...
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How to use Totole granulated chicken flavor soup base mix?

It says it’s up to you to decide. For clear soup, it’s about 10g per liter. The shelf life is 20 months. For Chinese food, don’t pay too much attention to the specific dosage, you can add it little by ...
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Could overfrying and/or undersimmering the Spanish rice have caused it to develop a cardboard-like taste and a pungent odour?

Arroz guisado does not mean fried rice, it means stewed rice! I don't know if in Mexico is different, but we don't usually fry the rice in Spain. You usually fry lightly the garlic, pepper, chicken... ...
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Do Bouillon Cubes/Powder go bad?

Dry, dark, sealed, and cool storage; bouillon should be safe to consume indefinitely. May lose some flavor; but still safe to consume. Lots of salt does preserve quite well.
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