Do you ever wish you could cook rice the way it is served in Korean or Japanese restaurants? Nikita here, and I am here to give you an Asian secret that my mother and grandmother have taught me about the art of cooking rice.
To make that moist sticky rice that some restaurants have, takes more than just boiling the rice or putting in a rice cooker. The best way is to have a rice cooker, but not everyone has one so just a pot will do!
The secret: you must to soak the rice beforehand. The longer you soak the rice, the sticker and moist the rice will be. My family usually soaks the rice the night before all the way through the day until we are ready to eat. This may seem like a long time, but take my word, it will be worth the wait.
When ready to cook, drain the water, still keeping the rice in the pot. Fill with water again based on how much rice is being cooked. Be careful, this is an important step. Putting too much water will cause the rice to be watery, and not enough water will cause rice that is al dente – and we don’t want that. Cover the rice completely but do not drown it.
If using a rice cooker, press the button to cook and relax for a bit. If you are using the stove, make sure you keep the pot covered and on low heat. Every couple of minutes check and stir. The next part is the waiting game. You need to ensure the rice absorbs all of the water. Sometimes you may need to add more water if it starts to burn on the bottom of the pot. Try here and there to cook it to your liking!
Did you know you can also steam rice in a steam oven? Stay tuned for our post on how to steam rice using Miele’s steam oven. It’s easy, effective, and the most nutritious way to cook.
Enjoy! If you have other ways of how to cook rice, I would love to learn different ways people and cultures cook! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org