How to Cook Rice – a tried and tested method of cooking rice on the stove. Any size pot may be used. No measuring cup needed. Comes out perfect each time!
Before the invention of the rice cooker, rice was traditionally cooked in a clay pot on a stove. While measuring cups were seldom used, there was actually a form of measurement being used. It was a rudimentary method used to this day and it works every time.
Since rice is a staple for most East Asian and Southeast Asian families, cooking rice is one of the first cooking lessons for a child. From an early age, we were taught how to wash the rice and measure the amount of water required. Most families have a specific pot used for cooking rice and this can be in any size, depending on the size of the family.
The rice is washed and drained several times in this same pot. Fresh clear water is then added back to the pot and “measured” to make sure that the rice is cooked as always. The outside of the pot is wiped dry and placed on the stove. It appears as if little thought is given to process but the rice is cooked to perfection every single time.
This tried and tested method has been used for generations and continues to be used to this day by those who do not have a rice cooker. I use this method whenever I need a very small amount of rice because my rice cooker requires a minimum amount to be cooked which is sometimes more than what I need.
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