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What’s the difference between brown and white rice?

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The main different from white rice is that the rice germ and bran layer remain on the rice kernel, with only outer hull removed. These layers contain many of the nutrients of rice, making brown rice a better choice for extra fibre, vitamins and minerals. It has a slightly chewy texture and nutty flavor.

What’s the difference between white rice and sticky rice?

Sticky Rice (Glutinous rice)also known as sweet rice is grown mainly in Southeast and East Asia and is used in many traditional Asian dishes and desserts . When cooked, sticky rice is especially sticky and is often ground into rice flour.

How to cook rice?

Rice is often rinsed and soaked before being cooked. Brown rice requires longer soaking time than white rice does. The amount of water added can vary depending on many factors. Newly harvested rice usually requires less water and softer varieties need more water than firmer varieties.

Cook Rice on the Stove

1. Rinse the rice.

2. Use the right ratio of water. Add 2 parts water and 1 part rice to a large pot. For slightly firmer rice, use 1 part liquid to 2/3 parts rice.

3. Bring it to a boil.

4. Maintain a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot with a tight fitting lid, and maintain a gentle simmer.

5. Cook without peeking or stirring. Cook until the water is absorbed about 18 minutes. Try not to peek until the end of the cooking time so the steam doesn't escape. Whatever you do, don't mix the rice while it's cooking — this will lead to gummy rice.

6. Let the rice rest covered. Turn off the heat and let the rice sit, covered, for 10 minutes. During this time, the rice will steam for extra fluffy results.

7. Fluff the rice with a fork.

Cook Rice in the Rice Cooker

1. Rinse the rice.

2. Use a 1:1 water to rice ratio. This ratio applies to larger batches too. While it can be used with smaller amounts, the water doesn't absorb at the same rate, which could affect your end result.

3. Let the rice cooker do all the work for you. Press the "on" button and the cooker will handle the cooking time.

4. Let the rice rest covered. Let it rest, covered, for about 10 minutes for fluffy results.

Cook Rice In the Microwave

1. Rinse the rice.

2. Use a large heat-safe container. A large bowl square baking dish works perfectly. Keep in mind that the rice will expand as it cooks.

3. Use 2 parts rice to 3 1/2 parts water.

4. Microwave on high uncovered first. Microwave until steam holes appear and a lot of the water has disappeared. If you're using 2 cups of rice, this will be for about 10 minutes.

5. Microwave covered on medium-low. Use heat-safe plastic wrap and cook until the liquid is completely absorbed (about 15 minutes for 2 cups of rice).

6. Fluff and season before serving. Use a fork to fluff the grain, seasoning as you do this.

Reference

Foodnetwork.com

Wikipedia


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