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5 Mistakes You're Making When Cooking Rice

Many homes worldwide cook rice, yet it may be difficult to do it perfectly. Rice cooking mishaps are typical for beginners and pros alike

Not using enough water

To cook without burning, rice requires a certain quantity of water. White and brown rice should have a 2:1 water-to-rice ratio. Measure water correctly for optimum results.

Not rinsing the rice

Rinse rice before cooking to eliminate starch and avoid clumping. White rice needs this step.

Not using a tight-fitting lid

Steaming rice uniformly cooks and retains moisture. A tight lid traps steam and slows water evaporation.

Stirring the rice too often

Stirring rice when cooking breaks the grains and makes it sticky. Once the water boils, let the rice alone until it's done.

Not letting the rice rest

After cooking, rice should rest for a few minutes before fluffing with a fork. This makes the grains airy and absorbs any leftover moisture.

After cooking, rice should rest for a few minutes before fluffing with a fork. This makes the grains airy and absorbs any leftover moisture.


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