How to Cook Rice with Pot

Steamy white jasmine rice

Rice is a staple food for almost every Asian families. In the olden days, a bowl of rice can be eaten just like that by seasoning it with some light soy sauce. Unlike nowadays, where we have the luxury of having plenty of dishes to go with a bowl of rice.

Since rice is a staple food, rice cooker is also a necessities. Hence, I dare to say that every Asian families definitely owns at least one type of rice cooker at home.

Different tools to cook rice with

Rice cooker has makes our life very much easy, as we can cook the rice unattended. All you need to do is just rinse the rice, add water, and press a button to allow the cooking starts.

I remembered back in the early days, students who went studying abroad may brought a little rice cooker with them too during their first time being away from home. Are you one of them?

If you don’t own a electric rice cooker or a microwave rice cooker, fret not. As long as you have a pot with you, you can still cook your rice.

Today I am sharing the method on how to cook rice using a pot. Previously I was asked by someone on how to cook rice. Therefore, I thought I shall do a post on how to cook rice using a pot. Hope this helps!

This method is applicable to Jasmine white rice, short grain rice and basmati rice.

No accurate measurement will be given, but this method works to me no matter how much rice I am cooking.

Watch the video here for a better understanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INGREDIENTS 

Rice
Water

STEPS 

1. Wash and rinse through the rice a few times.

*If needed, you can always wash the rice using a colander or sieve.

2. Transfer the washed rice into a pot. Fill it up with enough water, by measuring it using your index/ middle finger. The water level should cover at least 3/4 to 1 section of the finger, by having your finger touching the top level of the rice. (Refer to photo for illustration)

*I usually measure up to 3/4 section of my index/ middle finger for Thai jasmine rice. However, some rice may need a little more, depending on how fresh the rice are.

*Please ignore the oily water in the photo, as I cooked fragrant oily rice when this photo was taken.

 

 

  • Never measure the water from your nail. Always measure by making sure your finger (the skin) touches the top level of the rice.

 


3. Place the pot onto your stove, and cook it using medium heat.

*Do not cover the pot with a lid.

4. After the water has come to a boil, reduce the heat to lowest.

5. Continue to cook it over low heat, until the water has reduces to the rice level, where the rice are almost 50% cooked by now. Or until the water are almost gone.

6. Cover the pot with a lid and continue to cook over low heat for 5 – 10 minutes, or until the water are completely absorbed by the rice.

*I always listen to the cooking sound produced to determine on whether the water are completely gone or not.

*However, if you are unsure, you can always use a fork to lightly fluff up some of the rice to double check. It is important not to keep fluffing the rice, or else the rice will becomes mushy.

7. Once the rice are completely cooked, turn off the heat and allow the pot of rice to rest on top of the stove for about 5 minutes with lid covered.

8. Then fluff up the rice and serve immediately.


How to Cook Rice with a Pot



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Ingredients

  • Rice
  • Water

Directions

  1. Wash and rinse through the rice a few times.
  2. Transfer the washed rice into a pot. Fill it up with enough water, by measuring it using your index/ middle finger. The water level should cover at least 3/4 to 1 section of the finger, by having your finger touching the top level of the rice.
  3. Place the pot onto your stove, and cook it over medium heat.
  4. After the water has come to a boil, reduce the heat to lowest.
  5. Continue to cook it over low heat, until the water has reduces to the rice level, where the rice are almost 50% cooked by now. Or until the water are almost gone.
  6. Cover the pot with a lid and continue to cook over low heat for 5 – 10 minutes, or until the water are completely absorbed by the rice.
  7. Once the rice are completely cooked, turn off the heat and allow the pot of rice to rest on top of the stove for about 5 minutes with lid covered.
  8. Then fluff up the rice and serve immediately.

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