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Cooking the perfect rice

You probably hear about how easy it is to cook rice, like just add some water and cook for a few minutes. But the truth is that cooking rice means more than that and could be a source of many culinary frustrations –and we are not going to talk about how to remove the rice sticking to the bottom of pans. Rice is the main ingredient of many recipes throughout history. We can see rice starring Oscar winner dishes like “paella for four”, “rice and seafood by the sea” or those old classics from our childhood like “Grandma’s rice pudding”.

Rice talent is world-famous, being the brightest star of dishes like sushi. And today we are going to teach you how to cook three different types of rice. But first, do we have everything we need?

Rice ✔

Water ✔

Oil ✔

Salt ✔

Some nuts or snacks while we cook ✔ (just in case)

DirectSense hob with RiceCooker function ✔

Ok, we are lucky here because thanks to our induction hob with RiceCooker function, we can reach the perfect temperature to cook rice at the right time. But, if you haven’t got this hob yet, no problem, we tell you the right cooking temperature.

DirectSense hob

White rice

The most traditional rice recipe is thought to serve it as a garnish, mainly. It is very important here to stick to the rice-water ratio: for every cup of rice, add double the amount of water. You can use some oil to add flavour.

In just 10-15 minutes it will be perfectly cooked.

White rice garnish


Whole grain rice

This rice works very well with meat and fish, and it also contains a lot of fibre.

This rice needs more water so, before bringing it to a boil, set it aside with cold water for 45 minutes. Then, cook over low heat for 40-50 minutes. And here is when you can eat your nuts and snacks.

Basmati rice

Basmati rice

Basmati rice has a long, slender grain and a distinctive fragrance when cooking it.

The water and rice ratio is the same as white rice: one cup of rice and add double the amount of water. The best way to cook it is to stir fry the rice first with some oil, making it less likely to stick together, without rinsing it. Then, add three cups of water and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.


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