How to cook rice so that it is crumbly, like in a restaurant
It will become your favorite healthy side dish if you learn how to cook it properly.
Perhaps one of the most accessible, simple and healthy side dishes is rice: jasmine (long-grain), basmati (round-grain), brown, wild. Firstly, it is a source of complex carbohydrates that the body needs. Secondly, it contains vital B vitamins. Rice goes well with meat, fish or chicken, making it a versatile side dish.
However, many refuse rice due to the fact that they do not know how to cook it properly – it turns out either mushy, sticky and tasteless, or too hard and inedible.
Rice contains starch, and if cooked incorrectly, it really becomes like gruel. How to avoid it? Here are a few simple rules for preparing a crumbly, tasty and healthy side dish.
You will need:
- rice – 200 g;
- salt – 0.5 tsp;
- coconut or olive oil – 2 tbsp. l.
Before cooking, rice must be washed 3-4 times – until the water becomes clear. So all excess starch is washed out, which gives stickiness. Next, you need to throw the rice on a sieve so that all the water is glass. Now let’s lightly fry it. Add a little oil to the pan, heat it up, then put the rice and fry for 2-3 minutes so that each grain of rice is fried.
Then we fill it with water in a ratio of 1: 2, where most of it is water, and put it on a big fire for 2-3 minutes. After almost all the water has been absorbed, set the minimum fire, cover with a lid and cook for another 15-20 minutes. Ready!
If you follow these simple cooking techniques, the side dish will definitely turn out tasty and crumbly.
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