Cooking rice on stove top

Happy New Year!!! I hope you will all have a year full of delicious dishes from your cosy kitchen. To start off the year, Miamivores will be back to basic with a very simple yet important dish: rice and how to cook rice without a rice cooker, hoping that this whole year will be fulfilling and filled with happiness  big grin


The tale of this whole cooking rice without a rice cooker was due to my very gracefulness: I brought my rice cooker from Paris to Grenoble but forgot the adapter, and I had to wait for more than a month for the holiday to go to Paris again and get it. Fortunately as the saying goes “Bad luck brings good luck”, not having a rice cooker gave me the chance to learn how to cook it on stove top from Matthias wink I found that cooking rice on stove top is pretty quick and convenient, and it is especially suitable for people who don’t own a rice cooker, so I’m sharing it today with you guys.

Công thức tiếng Việt: Nấu cơm không cần nồi cơm điện

* Ingredients:

  • Rice (white, long or medium grain)
  • Water

* Directions:

1. The ratio of rice : water that I usually use is 1 rice : 2 water, and I found that this ratio works well for the brand of rice that I use, not too dried  nor too wet. With that being said, every brand of rice might have a different absorption, so it’s best to start with a 1 rice : 1 water or 1 rice : 1.5 water ratio, and then adjust during the cooking process, adding water if necessary. That way you won’t end up with mushy rice.

2. Rinse the rice 3 times and then add the rice and water to a saucepan, put the lid on, heat on high heat. When the water boils, open the lid and use a wooden spoon or chopsticks to stir the rice. Reduce to low heat, put the lid back on and continue to simmer. Stir the rice once in a while to prevent clumping. It usually takes me 10-15 minutes to cook 1 cup of rice.


Hot and fluffy white rice, tastes so good with just some sesame on top wink


Hope you guys will successfully make it.

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