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What is sortexed rice?

It's a word derived from the brand name for a machine used in processing the rice. As the word already suggests, it is a machine for sorting the rice. With rice that has gone through this process, you ...
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What does layering biryani actually do?

From what I understand, biryani is never stirred except at the end when it is served. Part of the reasons for not stirring is that traditionally during the second stage of cooking, the partially ...
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Can I cook brown rice in broth?

There is no problem doing this, some flavour transfers to the rice as you'd expect. Try to measure the amount you use so the rice doesn't need draining (or just have it with the remaining liquid). And ...
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Does washing rice in a non-stick pot erode the non-stick coating over time?

No, there is not. Nonstick coatings, while softer than steel, are considerably harder than rice grains.
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Is there science-based information on long-term white rice storage?

If you are more interested in the quality degradation rather than long-term storage safety, take a look at this paper on red rice. It concludes that to maintain desirable quality, the best method is ...
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What does layering biryani actually do?

When I cook a biryani, my goal is to ultimately get a crusty rice layer on the bottom. I use a dutch oven. When ready I flip the biryani onto a serving platter (a tricky maneuver for sure), the crusty ...
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Should I wash the rice before making t'beet (Iraqi chicken & rice)?

Let me give you more specific advice on T'beet/T'bit and rice. Many Middle Eastern rice dishes require washing rice in multiple changes of water, because that's the Persian tradition that ensures very ...
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What does layering biryani actually do?

Adding a historical note, which supplements the other answers on this question: Historically, Biryani only had two layers (see video of making a 1500s biryani here). It consisted of a meat stew (...
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Should I wash the rice before making t'beet (Iraqi chicken & rice)?

Most rice cultures wash their rice, because white rice may still have a layer of ‘fine bran’. If the rice was stored at higher temperatures or for too long, the little bits of bran can go rancid and ...
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How much Saffron for Rice?

In my quick test, one thread of saffron weighed about half a microgram on average. When making one cup (4.5 dL) of dry rice I’d generally use about ten threads. So, approximately one microgram per ...
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Does the ratio of rice:water change if rinsed first?

So, I went to the bookstore and looked up the basic rice recipe in Japaneasy. The extra water from rinsing the rice is expected. That's a recipe for cooking on the stovetop by the absorption method, ...
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How to keep rice in sushi-like dishes from drying out overnight?

You can significantly improve the texture of slightly stale rice by sprinkling water on it and then sticking it in the microwave for thirty-ish seconds (the exact time probably depends on your ...
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Does washing rice in a non-stick pot erode the non-stick coating over time?

here is evidence. someone posted on blog. korean probably using rice cooker every day(almost used 4year) and washed rice inside the pot and coating has peeled off. once it started peel off. it will be ...
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Is there science-based information on long-term white rice storage?

USDA states 2 years shelf stable for rice and pasta. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/shelf-stable-food
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How to avoid "Keep Warm" mode on rice-cooker

Since you know exactly how long your cook time is (or at least you should have a relative idea of it), you can just put the rice cooker on a power supply that has a timer-based shut-off mechanism. ...
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How much Saffron for Rice?

Max's answer of 2 pinches saffron to 2 cups dry rice is perfect AND precise IMO. Perfect, because in my 40+ years of making risotto, I have settled on that same amount of saffron. Precise because the ...
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Fastest or most efficient way to cook rice in a pot with a lid?

See here: https://www.thekitchn.com/does-soaking-brown-rice-really-help-it-cook-faster-putting-tips-to-the-test-in-the-kitchen-219644 This says she tested and proved that soaking brown rice for 8hrs ...
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