4 Easy Ways To Cook White Rice And 6 Tips For A Better Rice Taste


White rice is not a popular dish in Europe, but it is one of the indispensable dishes in the daily meals of Asians. Cooking white rice seems simple and easy, but to cook delicious and flexible rice grains requires the ingenuity of the cook. In the article below, K-Agriculture will show you 4 ways to make white rice most conveniently at home and 6 tips for a better rice taste.

How to cook white rice perfectly? Some general notes before cooking

To cook a delicious pot of rice that keeps all the nutrients in the rice grain, you need to note the following points.

Guide to choosing good-quality rice

  • First, to cook white rice deliciously, we need to choose clean, quality, in-season rice. Good rice is literally new rice, so you should not buy products that have been stored for a long time as they may no longer have nutrients, lose their natural sweetness, and no longer have the inherent aroma of rice.
  • When choosing rice, choose rice with even, round and glossy grains. Do not choose broken, crushed, yellow, or black rice. In addition, do not choose rice that is too white or pale in color either because it is most likely that it is bleached or rubbed too hard, causing the outer layer of rice bran to fly away.
  • The rice should have a light aroma, a faint scent, and no musty or strange odors. You can taste the rice to see if it’s good or not. Put the rice grains in your mouth to chew, if the rice has a light sweetness, feel the flour, fragrant, then the rice is delicious.

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Guide to rinsing rice without losing its nutrients

Many people often wash the rice too many times before cooking to make the rice cleaner. However, when washing rice too thoroughly, nutrients and minerals will be lost. Therefore, we should only wash it once, gently letting the dirt and impurities drift out.


Rinsing white rice

How to wash rice: Pour water into the rice, gently rinse them with your hands and stir well so that the dust, husk, and grit remaining on the rice grains drift out, then drain the water. When using cold water to cook white rice, the rice grains will expand quickly, and the nutrients in the rice will also dissolve in the water. When cooking rice with boiling water, the outer layer of the rice grain shrinks and creates a coating that protects the texture of the rice grain and retains its nutrients for longer.

4 easy steps to cook white rice in a Rice Cooker

Instant pot white rice is the easiest way to cook it. Below, K-Agriculture will introduce to you how to cook delicious, flexible, and nutritious rice with this handy device!

Step 1: Measure the rice-water ratio

You use the cup that comes with the rice cooker to measure the rice, measure 1 cup of rice about 160g for 2 bowls of rice. Depending on the type of rice you cook and depending on whether you want to eat mushy, dry, or medium rice, add water accordingly.


Measure the rice water ratio

In the rice cooker, there is usually a graduated scale, showing how much water and rice should be added, you can apply the following formula:

  • White, long grain rice: 160gr rice – 280ml water.
  • White, medium grain rice: 160gr rice – 240ml water.
  • White, short grain rice: 160gr rice – 200ml water

Step 2: Add some extra ingredients for a better rice taste

To make the rice more delicious, you should add the seasoning to the water before you start cooking the rice. You can add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar to the rice cooker or add 2-3 drops of olive oil or sesame oil to the rice before cooking to make the rice beautiful, golden, and limit sticky rice. These are all ways that the Japanese have used to cook white rice.

Step 3: Press the “on” button to cook white rice

Wipe the outside of the rice cooker with a dry towel, make sure the surface of the pot is dry, place the inner pot inside the pot body, and rotate it slightly so that the bottom of the pot is in direct contact with the heating plate. Close the cover, plug in the power and turn on the switch.


It’s recommended to cook white rice with hot water

Before cooking, you need to spread the rice evenly so that the rice is below the water level. Do not let the rice stick to the wall of the pot, which may cause a fire when cooking. You can also cook white rice with hot water to help shorten the time and make the rice more tender. Once the rice is submerged in the water, you don’t need to stir it. Doing so can release excess starch and cause the rice to become mushy or lumpy.

Step 4: Let the rice rest covered for 10 minutes

When the rice is cooked, the switch will turn to keep warm mode. At this time, you should let the pot rest for 10 – 15 minutes. This will help the rice surface dry and even, and the rice grains do not stick to the body of the pot. After that, you use a spoon or chopsticks to stir the rice up to spread them.

How to cook white rice on a Gas Stove?

With the 4 simple steps below, you can confidently prepare your family a delicious white rice bowl without a rice cooker.

Step 1: Measure the rice-water ratio

The appropriate amount of water to cook white rice is 1:2 (ie 1 bowl of rice is equivalent to 2 bowls of water). However, the above ratio is only for sticky rice. For dry rice (plain rice) you should add more water to avoid raw rice.

Step 2: Choose a suitable cooking pot

You should choose a cast iron pot when cooking white rice on a gas stove as it is thicker than an aluminum pot. When cooking rice in a cast iron pot, it will retain heat longer, and the cooked rice will be softer.

Step 3: Cook white rice on medium heat

  • Step 1: Put 4 bowls of water in a pot to boil. Put about 400g of rice in a pot with a lid on medium heat.
  • Step 2: When the pot is boiling, open the lid of the rice cooker, use a ladle to stir, and turn down the heat. Then, cover the pot and continue cooking until the water in the pot runs out.
  • Step 3: When the rice dries up, cook the rice on a gas stove with low heat for about 10 – 15 more, then turn off the stove and keep the heat tight to prevent steam from coming out of the lid.

Cook white rice on medium heat

  • Step 4: When the rice is cooked, leave it on the stove for 10 minutes, then open the lid of the pot, and stir the rice evenly. The cooked rice is very fragrant, soft, and not mushy.

How to cook white rice in the microwave?

Cooking white rice in the microwave may sound strange as soon as you hear it. However, you can rest assured that we can completely get hot, flexible, fragrant rice bowls with this super modern cooking method. If you still do not know how to cook white rice in the microwave, do not skip the instructions below.

Some notes before cooking

  • Take a sufficient amount of rice to eat and then rinse it under cold water. If you want the rice to be a little softer, you can soak the rice for about 10 minutes before cooking. Besides, you need to prepare an extra box with vents for microwave ovens.
  • Absolutely do not cover the rice box during the cooking process.
  • After each cooking period, we don’t need to stir the rice.
  • Cooking time will be different when we cook with different types of rice. If you cook brown rice, the time will be longer than cooking white rice.

3 easy steps to cook white rice in the microwave

  • Step 1: After cleaning the rice, we will put all the rice in a box with vents. If not, you can also flexibly replace this box with a microwaveable ceramic bowl or cup. However, the box or bowl of rice must be large in size, at least containing enough rice to be cooked when it is fully expanded. The amount of water will depend on the type of rice your family uses to cook rice. So you can flexibly add or reduce the amount of water to suit.

Pouring water in rice pot

  • Step 2: Put the box of rice in the microwave at the highest temperature for about 10 minutes. We will not cover the box as when cooking rice, the water will boil very strongly and create a lot of air bubbles. So, if the lid is closed, the rice water will spill out.
  • Step 3: After the microwave has run for 10 minutes, you need to reduce the temperature of the microwave oven to low. At this step, covering the lid can cause water on the lid to fall, making the rice mushy.

cooked rice

  • Step 4: After 10 minutes, your rice will be cooked. You and the fork to stir the rice evenly to create a spongy texture.

How to cook white rice on an Induction Cooktop?

Do you know how to cook white rice with an induction cooker? If not, here below we provide you with the 3 easy steps to cook white rice with an induction cooker the most quickly and conveniently.

Step 1: Measure the rice-water ratio

The ratio between rice and water: You should cook white rice with a ratio of 1:1.5.

Step 2: Choose a suitable cooking pot

You should prepare a non-stick pot, of course with a magnetic bottom. In addition, we also recommend choosing a pot with a transparent glass lid so that when cooking rice, it will be easier to observe the inside. In particular, you should choose a pot lid with a small vent hole.

Step 3: Cook white rice on medium heat

  • Step 1: When the rice pot boils for 1 – 2 minutes, you should stir them well so that the rice grains are cooked evenly from the inside out. Then, close the lid and simmer for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: After 10 minutes, you should open the lid to turn the rice cooker again, then close the lid again. Put the induction hob on the warmest or lowest setting for about 5 minutes. After warming, you absolutely must not open the lid or stir the rice to avoid evaporating the warmth, causing the rice to be raw, or not cooked evenly.

Cook white rice on an Induction Cooktop

  • Step 3: After 5 minutes, you can turn off the stove. Take out the lid of the rice pot, but be careful not to let the excess water on the lid fall into the pot. Use a wooden spoon or wooden chopsticks to gently stir to avoid crushing the rice grains. Then cover the lid and let it simmer on low heat or incubate for 5 – 10 minutes so that the rice grains will bloom and cook evenly.

How to cook white rice perfectly? 6 tips for a better rice taste

Here are a few tips that will help you cook delicious, chewy white rice recipes that the whole family will love!

Soak rice before cooking

After washing the rice, you should measure the amount of water so that it is just enough for the type of rice to be cooked, and then let it soak for at least 15 to 30 minutes. Soaking rice will help the rice to be more spongy.

Add vinegar and salt

For every 1.5kg of rice, add 2 – 3 ml of vinegar or lemon juice. Vinegar will make the rice whiter, not stale or sour. Also, adding a little salt can keep the rice fresh longer.


Cook white rice with vinegar and salt

Even in hot weather, salt can still preserve rice without needing to be refrigerated. In addition, when re-steaming cold rice, adding a little salt water can remove the strange taste of the cold rice.

Cook white rice with oats

Despite being a by-product, oats are rich in protein and cellulose. Therefore, cook white rice with oats not only makes the rice more delicious but also brings many health benefits.

Use tea to cook rice

This method not only makes the rice fragrant and eye-catching but is also very beneficial for the digestive system. Prepare 0.5 – 0.7g of tea leaves, soak them in 1kg of boiling water for 5 – 8 minutes, and filter out the residue. Then, pour the filtered tea water into the washed rice and cook white rice as usual, wait until the cooked rice is fine.

Cook white rice with chicken broth

One of the best rice recipes is to cook white rice with chicken broth. The nutritious chicken rice dish with fragrant soft rice grains is definitely a dish that many people have eaten and loved. So why not take advantage of this dish when the family craves chicken?


Cook white rice with chicken broth

You just need to boil the chicken for about 10 minutes, then add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 sugar, and 1 tsp turmeric powder and stir to dissolve. Then wash the rice, add the chicken broth and cook it.

Cook white rice using coconut water and pandan leaves

Put in a pot 3 cups of fresh coconut water + 1/2 teaspoon of salt + pandan leaves, put on the stove, cover, and bring to a boil. When the water is really boiling, pour the rice in and cover the pot, the rice will gradually expand in the water solution.


Cook white rice with coconut water and pandan leaves

When the rice has bloomed evenly, remove the pandan leaves and reduce the heat. After cooking, the rice will have the aroma and cool sweetness of coconut and pandan leaves. Moreover, the rice grains are soft and evenly cooked.

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    She has 13 years experience in connecting B2B customers around the world and provide best-quality agricultural products from Vietnam to them. She would love to share her knowledge about agricultural products through the blogs. You can contact her on Whatsapp via number: +84 84 4444 867 to get the free consultancy

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