Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How to make your rice "Fluffy"

We eat a lot of rice-- short grain brown rice is our favorite, but this little trick works on all kinds of rice-- long, short, brown, jasmine..... in order to get the fluffy rice, you need to remove the excess starch.  The starch is what causes it to become sticky.  
 So before you cook the rice pour it in a colander in your sink and rinse it with water until the water runs clear.  This just takes a couple of minutes.  

Then cook it as you usually do, either on the stove top or in a rice cooker.  This process will seperate the grains and you will have LOVELY rice everytime!
Here's another tip when cooking the short grain brown rice, you can put it in your rice cooker and add a little bit more water to it- and it cooks perfect too.  Example: If you add 2 of the scoops of rice, instead of filling it with water to the 2 line in your rice cooker- fill it to the 3 line.  Hopefully that makes sense to all of you, if not leave me a question and I will try to explain it better!