Why does my rice turn out gummy half the time?

Ugh it makes me so mad! Why can't I just make rice without it being like a nasty paste half the time lol???

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 2:09 pm
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jamichael
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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?

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 2:16 pm
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Stovetop


2 cups water, 1 cup rice


Just regular white, medium grain rice

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm
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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.

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 2:53 pm
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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!

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm
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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!

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 3:13 pm
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Interesting, I've never heard of the index finger trick before. I love those little tricks that make things simple though

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 3:33 am
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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

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 7:23 am
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I am rice-challenged  so we always get Uncle Ben's boil in a bag -  even I can't mess that up :)

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 7:55 am
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I never knew the finger trick either.....huh.....Learn something new everyday!  =)

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 8:51 am
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I don't know if you use microwaves much in the US, but I always put 1 cup of rice to two cups of water in a glass bowl, pop it in the microwave on high and microwave it for 14 minutes and it comes out perfect everytime.
Posted on October 26, 2009 at 9:26 am
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dominiquecreek-I've never heard of anyone cooking rice in the microwave. I might have to try that one

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 9:44 am
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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)

Posted on October 31, 2009 at 5:26 am

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