How do you measure the amount of water when cooking rice?

August 30, 2008 5:05am CST
Here in the Philippines, rice is a main staple food. Therefore, most of the households here really cook rice every meal. Now how do you measure the amount of water whenever you cook rice? In our family's practice, after we put water in the casserole with the uncooked rice at a flat level, we use one of our middle fingers in measuring it. The water should be aligned with 1/3 of the middle finger. In some households, the amount of rice (measured in cups) should be equal to the amount of water. How about you? How do you measure the amount of water when cooking rice?
6 responses
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 08
Its very easy for me to measure the amount of water when cooking rice because my rice cooker comes with measurements ready for the amount of cups you cook. If its two cups of rice then I just need to fill the water until the mark which shows two. The mark is from 2 to 8. So if its 1/2 cup then I have to fill the water in between the lines.
@bunzor (303)
30 Aug 08
I hate a little mug that I use for measuring rice. I use one mugful of rice, and two mugfuls of water. I'm not great at cooking rice though, I wish I could get it really soft and fluffy!
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
Amount of rice equal to the amount of water. For short, this is an example: 3 cups rice, 3 cups water. It's my method. The rice is cooked firm and chewy that way. Don't forget to wash the rice first before adding water for steaming preparation.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Normally its twice as much water as rice, in other words, two cups of water to one cup of rice. I use a rice cooker and follow the directions I got with it. It comes out great every time. The directions give you a range (say, 1-1.5 cups) so when I mix brown and white rice, I use the higher end since brown rice needs a little more. It always comes out great.
• India
30 Aug 08
There is a easy way to cook rice and measure the quantity of water for the rice. We use to put one tumbler of Rice and two tumblers of water. First get the rice soaked in water. Keep it for half an hours. Get two time of the rice water boild and then add the rice. Or otherwise get some onions and veritable s pieces cut to your taste fry the rice a little and pour just doable water give one whistle in the pressure cooker. Switch off the Gas and let the steam release at its own. The rice is ready to eat.
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
we measure it,if you cook 2 cups of rice,additional one cup of water