How to cook rice so that it is crumbly, like in a restaurant

Teresa Danilova

Teresa Danilova

How to cook rice so that it is crumbly

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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