How to cook rice without rice cooker

Published: August/17/2020

How to cook rice without rice cooker

Cooking rice is seems very simple, but "wash rice", "Amount of water", "cook at the right heat", these elements make a big difference in the taste of rice. Especially for simple and delicate dishes such as sushi, properly cooked rice is indispensable.

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: -

About Japanese rice

Characteristics of Japanese rice

The rice eaten in Japan has shorter grains than rice grown in regions such as India, and there are differences in texture and cooking method. The rice on the left side of the photo is Japanese rice.

Ingredients for cooking rice

  • Japanese rice --- 300g
  • Water --- 300g
Japanese rice and water

1. Wash the rice

The purpose of washing rice is to remove the bran so that the cooked rice does not smell like bran. This process needs to be quick, as rice is a very dry ingredient that absorbs water quickly. The quick washing prevents the smell of rice bran from being absorbed by rice.

Washing Japanese rice

Pour a lot of water all at once and mix the rice and water with your fingertips quickly to drain the water. once again do it quickly!!

Wash the rice gently

Wash gently so that the grains of rice are not broken. If the rice cracks, the rice will be sticky when cooked.

Finished washing the rice

Wash the rice until the milky water becomes clear. four times Washing rice is enough.

let the rice absorb the water

After washed the rice, drain all the water used to wash the rice, Soak the rice in the prepared water. let the rice absorb the water for about 30 minutes.

2. Cook the rice

Start cooking rice

Close the lid and start cooking on medium heat. Do not open the pot lid until cooking is done. From now, you need use your five senses to imagine the inside of the pot.

Check the steam

The steam rises slowly after a while. If you see the steam, turn it down to low heat.

After a while, steam begins to sprout vigorously, but continue cooking without opening the lid.

After a while, the steam loses momentum. Imagine with your nose the condition of rice in a pot. If the smell of rice burns, turn off the fire immediately. It's best if the rice burns a little at the bottom of the pan.

Cooking time is about 15 minutes.

Steam the rice

When the heat is turned off, steam the rice for about 10 minutes without opening the lid.

cooked the rice

Steam the rice for 10 minutes and you're done. Gently stir with a wooden spoon from the bottom of the pan.