- To keep rice white while cooking, add a few drops of lemon juice to the water. A few minutes before your rice is done, place a double paper towel just under the lid and finish cooking. The rive will come out more fluffy and dry. Never add salt to rice until fully cooked, it will toughen the rice.
- I use Uncle Ben’s, and the directions always tell you to use too much water. One of my Indian cookbooks contained the hint to use exactly double the amount of water to rice. It’s true. Bring water to boil, add rice, stir, cover tightly, cook on low for 25 minutes. Don’t peek. Fluff with fork. It’s always perfect, no matter what amount. It holds quite well and can be reheated in the microwave if necessary. Adding a little chicken bouillon to the rice at the beginning flavors it nicely
- My rice tip is for fried rice:
Always cook rice day before, then store in refrigerator uncovered (stir once in a while) until ready to use in your fried rice. Chilling the rice uncovered gives a very nice texture in your finished fried rice.