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How to cook perfect rice - EVERY TIME!

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How to cook perfect, gorgeously fluffy boiled rice… EVERY TIME! by The World of Suzy Homemaker

When you boil rice, does it stick to the saucepan, or worse - turn out looking disturbingly like a bucket of stodgy wallpaper paste?

If so, you've come to the right blog post!

For years, I relied on packet rice, because I just couldn't trust myself to cook the loose stuff properly. Yep, I'm not too proud to admit that I've ruined many a good saucepan in my quest for the fluffy grain. Then along came Bev, who taught me this awesome and totally fail-safe method for cooking perfect boiled rice… 

EVERY time!

How to cook perfect, gorgeously fluffy boiled rice… EVERY TIME! by The World of Suzy Homemaker

I've been using this method for all my rice dishes ever since. From curries to Teriyaki, to Chilli con Carne, I can honestly say I haven't had a bad batch.

This rice is light, fluffy and very, VERY moorish; 60g is never enough. (Hmmmm… that *may* explain the recent tightness in my jeans…!)

Try it, save it, pin it, print it… and NEVER have stodgy rice, or ruined saucepans again!

Perfectly cooked, light & fluffy boiled rice 

WeightWatchers Pro Points Per Person:
1pt per 10g of dry rice (average portion per person = 60g)

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

Savoury cooking rice – Basmati, easy cook, wild... whatever takes your fancy! This works with them all
Water
Medium to large saucepan, with a well-fitting lid

Method:

  • Add DRY rice into your saucepan (straight from the cupboard, no water!) If you want to be all purist about it, you *could* wash your rice through a sieve until the water runs clear but frankly, I can't be bothered with all that faffing!
  • Pour in cold water to about half an inch above the rice
  • Boil rapidly until all of the water has evaporated – this will take about 5-10 minutes

    Now you need to pay attention!

  • WATCH and LISTEN!
  • When your rice starts to develop little "holes" and starts to "hiss" like it's about to stick to your saucepan, turn off the heat and pop on the lid

How to cook perfect, gorgeously fluffy boiled rice… EVERY TIME! by The World of Suzy Homemaker

  • Leave it alone for 10 minutes*

    And I mean... LEAVE IT ALONE!

    No lifting the lid, no poking, prodding, or stirring. Pop the timer on, open a bottle of wine and watch the rest of your tellybox programme.

  • When the timer sounds you're done.

How to cook perfect, gorgeously fluffy boiled rice… EVERY TIME! by The World of Suzy Homemaker

  • Et Voila! Perfectly boiled rice!
  • Serve and enjoy!

A hui hou,

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* Try not to leave your rice for much longer than 10 minutes. It will be edible, but it'll start to form into a hard lump, which becomes more difficult to work with.

 

The WeightWatcher Pro Points listed in my recipes are based on the lowest point option for the ingredients and weights listed. No points listed? This ingredient is point-free!

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  • Guest
    John Moss Wednesday, 24 June 2015

    Thanks for the post. Sounds a great way to cook rice, must give it a try.

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Thursday, 25 June 2015

    Please do, John - I haven't looked back! Do pop over and let me know how it goes :-)

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