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Probably no. Burnt rice will smell burnt and turn black and impact a lot of the rice. I've burn rice, and it ends by discarding everything. On the other hand, There is a brief moment between cooked rice and burnt rice when the rice on the bottom of the pan is just getting crispy, like the Paella's socarrat.


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The simple explanation is firewood produces smoke and other sources of heat don't. Smoke imparts aroma and flavor to the dish. Firewood doesn't cook the rice any better than a gas or induction range or a rice cooker, it's just about the smoke.


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