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How to Cook White and Red Rice Correctly to Feel Fluffy

How to Cook Rice - There are still many people who fail when cooking their own rice. Rice feels too hard or vice versa too soft to not fluffier.

How to Cook White and Red Rice
How to Cook Rice 

So, how to cook rice properly?

Rice is one of the staple foods in Indonesian society. Whatever the food, a portion of rice will always accompany.

Rice is a source of carbohydrates that serve energy for the body, which helps a person in daily activities.

In Indonesia, white rice and brown rice are often the choice. These two types of rice, apart from being filling, are also believed to provide health benefits. Especially brown rice, which is a favorite for those who are undergoing a diet program to lose weight.

The Right Way to Cook Rice

However, God, not everyone is successful in cooking this staple food. The steps are easy, as are the necessary tools.

When cooking rice, you will need rice (white/red), water, a pot and a stove.

It's just that, it should be noted, different types of rice, different cooking methods are recommended.

Currently, there are two ways to cook rice properly. First, the traditional way is by cooking which requires two cooking processes. Second, the modern way is to use a rice cooker.

How to cook white rice

Here's how to cook traditional white rice, you can follow.

1. Wash the rice thoroughly. Before sorting, it would be better if you first before removing small stones, grain, or other impurities that are stuck between the grains of rice.

2. After it feels clean, put the rice into the pot. Next, add clean water until one index finger is above the surface of the rice.

3. Cook the rice over medium heat. When cooking, the rice must be stirred diligently so that it does not crust at the bottom of the pan.

4. While waiting, prepare a steaming pot for cooking rice. Put the water under the screen in the steamer.

5. After the rice in the pot is half cooked, turn off the heat and remove the rice. Then transfer the rice to the steaming pot.

6. Steam the rice for about 15-30 minutes depending on the portion of cooked rice.

7. Rice is ready to be served.

Apart from being cooked, rice can also be cooked using a rice cooker. Here are the steps.

1. Wash the rice thoroughly. Before washing, it would be better if you sort the rice first to remove small stones, grain, or other debris that is stuck between the grains of rice.

2. After it feels clean, put the rice into the rice cooker pot. Next, add clean water until one index finger is above the surface of the rice.

3. Cook the rice by selecting the 'Cook' mode on the rice cooker.

4. Once cooked, turn off the rice cooker by unplugging the cable from the power source. Let stand for 20 minutes, then stir a little. This method is done so that the rice remains fluffier.

5. After stirring, turn on the rice cooker again and set the 'Warm' mode to keep the rice warm. Rice is ready to be served.

How to cook brown rice

Brown rice generally comes with a different texture to white rice. Brown rice has a less fluffier texture and is slightly hard and dry.

To be more fluffier, here's how to process brown rice that you can try.

1. Soak the rice in water for 60 minute. Previously, you could sort the rice in advance to remove any dirt stuck between the grains of rice.

2. Discard the water and wash the rice thoroughly with running water.

3. Put the rice in a saucepan, and add clean water until one index finger is above the surface of the rice.

4. Cook on medium heat, don't forget to keep stirring.

5. While waiting, prepare the steaming pot. Put the water under the filter in the steamer.

6. After the brown rice is half cooked, remove it and transfer it to the steaming pot.

7. Steam the rice for about 15-30 minutes, depending on the amount of rice.

8. Rice is ready to be served.

Besides being cooked using a pan, you can also cook brown rice using a rice cooker. The initial process is almost the same, by cleaning it first.

Then, cook in a rice cooker until done. Once cooked, transfer the brown rice to a steaming pot and cook for 5-10 minutes over medium heat.

This is the correct way to cook rice. Good luck!