I cant cook rice!

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
August 22, 2012 12:38pm CST
No matter how hard I try I always make it wrong. I usually have too much water, then have to pour most of it out, then eat it half raw. Even the premade or precooked rice as well.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Aug 12
2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice, bring to a boil then turn down to low, covered and cook for 20-25 minutes
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@tetris15 (540)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
You must be an expert! :)
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@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
23 Aug 12
,Elicbxn 2 cup is more than rice need , may be you use rice which need more water
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Aug 12
that's for white rice, I don't do that brown rice, tastes like garbage - or nuts that I HATE
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
Measure the rice using your fingers and add same amount of water (sometimes it depends on variety of rice) Put on low fire- the lowest fire the better to avoid spills once it boil (and you don't need to remove the cover while its boiling as well) that's my way of cooking rice- that technique is also to avoid burning rice. Sometimes when setting the fire on high or medium the water spills once it boils and if we forgot about it- the tendency of having a burned rice.
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@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Cooking rice is a bit tricky to me too Water should at least be one cup more than the rice. But it still depends on the kind - or quality! - of rice you have. Have a nice day!
• India
23 Aug 12
The type or the quality of the rice is depended on the water which is needed to bake it. This becomes a problem to most of us people including my mom but becomes ok when she uses the same quality of rice for the next time.
• India
23 Aug 12
Don't worry. I'm suggesting u a very easy way of making rice.Take one cup of rice and add 2 cups of water in a bowl.Cook in a microwave oven in high for 15 mins.give a standing time of 5 mins and u get fine cooked rice without any hassle of getting burn't.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
23 Aug 12
I've never cooked rice in the microwave before. But I will try it this way next time and see if it works.
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
30 Aug 12
It actually depends on what kind of rice are you cooking. There are some types that require more water while there are those that don't need that much. If you purchase rice, you should ask the vendor if the rice needs just exact amount or more amount so that you will not miss at all.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
29 Aug 12
For two people, I usually fill a coffee mug with rice then level the top off. I put it into a saucepan which has a tight-fitting lid, then I add two mugfuls (the same mug) of water but with one tablespoonful removed & discarded. I don't stir it at that point but bring it to the boil, then turn the heat down to a medium/low-ish simmer, stir just once only, cover the pan with the lid and leave to simmer for 14 minutes. I then remove the pan from the heat, still keeping the lid on, and leave it to stand for five mintes. I then remove the lid, fluff the rice up with a fork, then serve. Works for me every time.
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 12
Hey, Cooking is not easy to learn. It may take time. You have to learn slowly from your mother or friends. Be patience to learn. As the saying, goes 'Practice makes perfect.' So keep on learning. You will be come an expert one day.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
24 Aug 12
I tend to think that rice is one of the things that is the most difficult to get right. I would say that I usually have a fifty percent success rate with rice and I am typically a person that is using Minute rice because it is a lot easier to deal with than a regular rice. The last time that I tried to make regular rice, it actually did turn out cooked all the way, but it was a lot stickier than I thought that it was supposed to be.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
24 Aug 12
It is easy to cook rice friend. If it is in Pressure cooker, take 1 measure of rice to 2 1/2 measure water, put the weight when the vapour is coming in a gust and then it is three whistle or 10 minutes and off the gas. If it is straight on the gas, then put water for four fingers level up on the rice and cook on a medium flame. Stir periodically and simmer the flame when water content is very less and take a rice and check whether it is mashing and cooked properly or still harder particles are there and then off the gas. If the rice is new one, then you will have to pour little less water say 2 1/4 or even 2 measures. That you will know when you cook the rice for the first time once.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
23 Aug 12
Do you follow the directions on the package? The only mistake you can not correct is adding too much water, but if you measure the rice and measure the water this will not happen. If you have the right amount of water and it cooks away to fast it means you have too much heat. You can lower the temperature while the rice cooks or add additional water.
• India
23 Aug 12
Hello my friend 911Ricki Ji, Well, I will tell you simlest method, whatever amount of rice you want to cook, please soak it well at least for 30-45 minutes before putting on fire. Now, wash it properly, take any utensils so taht it can be accomodated after cooking and some open space would be left in utensil. i am not using cooker/rice cooker etc (modern), then add water, here please apply simple measurement by dipping your rt/lt palm closing all fingers closely and keeping them straight, touch the bottom of rice, you have to limit the water soi that it is touching centre line on each/any finger. keep it on fire , initially it can be more, as it starts boiling, reduse to minimum and cover it half. For little fragrance, I wish to add one TSP of pure Ghee at the time of boiling. When water has totally diminished, your rice is ready to eat. Please try and send me a message.Thanks. May God bless You and have a great time
• India
23 Aug 12
It is my mother who just to prepare rice at all the time and i just help her by eating it. I did not find much mistakes in her cooking. I loving eating what she prepares.
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Hi 911Ricki, I can only cook with rice cooker without it my rice will be under or over cook. Usually when I am buying rice I ask the rice vendor first if the rice is new or old and how many water I can put in every cups so that it easy for me measure the allotted water for every cups of water. But according to my husband there are different techniques in cooking rice depending on its type. Freshly harvest rice requires the same ratio between rice and water. Then the old harvest usually requires a high ratio of water than rice.
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
You should need to measure the rice you have cooked by using small cups. The water will depends how much the cups of rice you have putted to your cooker.
• United States
22 Aug 12
I dint understand what is si hard about it. Cook it until it is done. Add water if you need to so not to scorch the bottom. When it is done dump it out into a strainer and tinge. Every piece of rice will fall to itself.
@verolop29 (1096)
• United States
22 Aug 12
I used to do that too but I don't do that no more. I guess u get better as u become a better cook. I'll know it's done by how it looks. It's done cooking when u sample it take some out with a spoon and don't burn urslelf and taste it and if it's to ur liking than turn it off. Also if ur one to forget u have something on the stove set up a timer to go off ten minutes later or whatever. And don't forget to put a lid on it, I heard when u put a top on pans or pots whatever is in there will cook faster and lock the flavor in. I used to burn my beans and macaroni and cheese hehehe!! I don't anymore lol!!
@much2say (40204)
• United States
22 Aug 12
I say invest in a rice cooker! It never ever ever fails me on cooking rice. I bought a rather cheap one from Kmart about 10 years ago for like $30 (a Panasonic one I think) and we still use it today. However many cups of rice I use, I add the same amount of water plus one more cup (I never make more than 2 or 3 cups of rice - so I can only speak for that amount). I soak the rice for a half hour before plugging it in and pressing the on button. And after it stops, I let it sit there for about 15 minutes to let it steam. That's my formula for white rice . . . but brown rice is a totally different matter . . . you would need more water . . . but I haven't tried that yet!
@riyauro (6428)
• India
22 Aug 12
Oh my God, for me rice is one of the easiest things I have known to make. If it is falling when you are pouring the rice, then use the strainer instead. It is good, I use strainer as well. Maybe you can try again and it turns out just perfect. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
22 Aug 12
This is the site that I went to because i was having trouble with this also. Instructions 1 Fill a medium sized pot with water and bring to a rapid boil. 2 Measure out the amount of rice you want to cook and put it in the pot. 3 Bring the pot back to a boil and keep the heat on high. 4 Cook the rice for about 10 minutes and then check to see if the rice is done. How hard or soft you like your rice is up to you. You want to check to see if it is as tender as you like it. 5 Continue to let it boil on high if the rice still isn't done and check it until it is ready. 6 Move the rice immediately from the heat once it is done. Strain, fluff and serve. Read more: How to Cook Perfect Rice | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2046260_cook-perfect-rice.html#ixzz24IuqpnOp
@GardenGerty (102593)
• United States
22 Aug 12
I follow the package instructions,Salt if desired I think two cups water to one cup white rice. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer and do not lift the lid or anything for fifteen minutes. Turn it off and fluff with a fork.