Cooking rice. Hmm…

I decided after 29 years in Japan I would try and make rice for the first time. I want to start eating brown rice, and the only microwave rice I can find is white rice. My friend will let me use his fancy rice cooker. So just before I decided – today’s the day! I will buy brown rice and do it!

So I took out the instruction book for the rice cooker and there are 17 pages of instructions just on cooking rice! With like 10 tables about the proper way to deal with different kinds of rice!

I have put this off again until another day.

doug


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Cooking rice. Hmm… — 8 Comments

  1. VERY Easy Doug!

    You don’t need a silly rice maker! Double the water for the amount of rice. I add 2 tbsp of butter also. For real rice, cook with lid on for 45 minutes then turn off heat and take lid off. Let sit for 5 min. and then fluff with a fork.

    If it’s too dry, add a little more liquid and stir a little bit until liquid is gone.

    That’s it!

    Nancy

  2. Nancy, I am vegan, so I would not add butter. In fact, on my current diet I don’t add oils either. Everybody is telling me different times, from 10 minutes to 45 minutes.

    doug

  3. Ok, no butter, no biggy.

    Depends on the rice on long you cook it. REGULAR RICE takes 45 min. From the boil to being done. FAST COOKING rice takes about 5 min. to cook.

    I cook regular brown rice and it takes 45 min to cook!

    You just need to read the directions on the pkg if it is long cooking, or fast cooking rice and how long it cooks!

    AND THAT’S MY STORY, I’M STICKING TO IT! 🙂

    Nancy 🙂

  4. Hi, Nancy.

    Well, I followed the instructions on the automatic rice cooker and it worked great. It took it 85 minutes, but the rice was perfect.

    I put it on timer so I can have brown rice in the morning too!

    doug

  5. The complex instructions must be a cultural thing in Japan. I cook rice almost every day in a rice cooker I bought for about $15 at Walmart. I use a water:rice ratio of 3:1 for brown rice and 2:1 for white rice. It comes out just fine 🙂

  6. Yes, but can you go to sleep and say, “Have my brown rice ready at 8 am” and wake up to the nice smell of freshly cooked rice in your dining room?

    doug

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