Ugh it makes me so mad! Why can't I just make rice without it being like a nasty paste half the time lol???
are you making it on the stovetop or in a rice cooker?
how much water are you using and how much rice?
what kind of rice are you using?
2 cups water, 1 cup rice
Just regular white, medium grain rice
probably too much water. try using 1 1/2 cups instead of 2 cups!
it was always my duty to make the rice for my family dinners when i was growing up, so i've perfected my rice making technique :) but then again, it wasn't much of a technique since i've always used a ricecooker. i always used my index finger to measure the right amount of water - i place my finger in the pot so it touches the top of the rice. the level of the water should come to the first joint on my finger.
Thanks for the help! It is seriously annoying me! My mom has these awesome copper pots that made rice perfectly, and without them I'm a mess!
When we make rice in the rice cooker the trick my parents always taught me was to fill it up just enough so when you touch the tip of your finger to the rice (finger upright), the water line is where the first crease is on your finger.
Not sure how it would work on stove top, but good luck!
Interesting, I've never heard of the index finger trick before. I love those little tricks that make things simple though
haha. I wonder if that trick is an asian thing because that's how I was taught too! I use a rice cooker though and I basically fill the water line up to where I'm supposed to now :P
I am rice-challenged so we always get Uncle Ben's boil in a bag - even I can't mess that up :)
I never knew the finger trick either.....huh.....Learn something new everyday! =)
dominiquecreek-I've never heard of anyone cooking rice in the microwave. I might have to try that one
I use the absorption method for rice. It's just 1 cup boiling water to every 1 cup rice. Pour the water of the rice and cover with saran wrap and let it stand for 5-10 minutes.
Easy peasy. :)
I sometimes cook rice in the microwave if I have a LOT to cook. (like for burritos)