How to Cook Rice by gabriche42


									How to Cook Rice

In Korean culture, rice is a stable in every meal. Rice is accompanied by various side
dishes, soup, and meat in almost all typical Korean households. Although cooking rice
is fairly simple, many people have a hard time when it comes to rice cooking. It either
comes out too soggy or undercooked-- leaving people unsatisfied, and wondering
where they went wrong.

Have you ever dined out in a Korean restaurant, and wondered how the rice was
cooked perfectly? Today, I'm going to give you step-by-step instructions on how to cook
rice perfectly every time. This article is intended towards people who do not own rice
cookers or pressure cookers. You can cook rice in a pot to have the same great taste as
you would have in either the pressure cooker or the rice cooker.

The following recipe serves about 4 people. All you will need are the following things:
1. 2 cups of rice
2. 1.5 cups of water
3. a small pot

Step 1.
Soak the uncooked rice in water. Cover the rice with water until the rice isn't visible
anymore, and then, leave it to rest for 1 hour. After an hour, rinse the rice repeatedly for
about 4-5 times in cold by running your hands across them. Make sure to drain the
water after rinsing.
Step 2.
Add 2 cups in the pot along with 1.5 cups of water. The water should cover the rice
about 1 inch along the surface. Set the stove to high, and leave it alone for about 8
minutes, or until most of the most of the water has evaporated.
Once the water is almost all gone, set the stove onto the lowest heat setting, and then
cover the pot with a lid. Leave the pot alone for about 10 minutes. This will allow the rice
to be evenly steamed. After 10 minutes are done, turn off the heat, and let the pot rest
for an additional 2 minutes. The time may slightly vary depending on your pot size. At
the 10 minute mark, simply run your spoon to see if it needs more time.
There you go! Cooking rice is as simple as that. If you followed this procedure correctly,
you should have perfectly cooked rice that should even taste better than the ones
served at restaurants. Rice is a good foundation that complements any other dishes, so
knowing how to cook rice is a must.

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