Rice is versatile and cheap and has multiple uses in various dishes and recipes. Here are seven simple rice dishes you can test at home using either stovetop cooking or a SPJ rice cooker!
1. Basic White Rice
This simple yet straightforward rice dish only requires water, Rice, and an electric stovetop!
- Cleanse Rice until all liquid remains clear to help rid any leftover starch and prevent sticky grains. This ensures your grains can maintain an ideal texture without becoming sticky.
- Put the uncooked grains of Rice into an unheated pot containing exactly the required amount of liquid – for instance, if serving 1 cup, only one cup will suffice!
- Let the water boil before reducing the heat to keep it simmering for 15 minutes.
- Always fluff the Rice before serving using a fork to ensure even distribution and flavorful results.
2. Brown Rice
Brown Rice requires more effort when cooking but provides greater nutritional benefits.
- Wash brown Rice until its water becomes crystal clear.
- Add brown Rice to an uncooked pot containing twice as much liquid; for every cup of brown Rice, at least 2 cups will need to be used in the water.
- Let the water come to a simmer, then lower its heat until just below; simmer for at least 30 minutes before taking any steps further.
- Before serving, be sure to fluff up the Rice using a fork. This ensures an even texture.
3. Jasmine Rice
Jasmine is an aromatic variety of Rice commonly utilized in Thai cuisine.
- Clean jasmine rice until the water becomes crystal-clear.
- Put jasmine rice and equal parts water into your cooking vessel.
- Once water comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 15 minutes before adjusting to taste as necessary.
- Make sure to fluff the Rice using a fork before serving it.
4. Basmati Rice
Basmati is an aromatic long-grain variety commonly utilized in Indian cuisine.
- Wash Basmati Rice until all traces of dirt or debris have been eliminated from its waters.
- Place uncooked basmati rice into a raw that holds more than twice its volume of liquid.
- Water should first come to a simmer before turning it low and remaining there for 15 minutes.
- Before serving, Rice should be steamed using a fork.
5. Spanish Rice
Spanish Rice can be described as an aromatic, delicious grain dish typically prepared using vegetables and beans as toppings.
- Add some oil to an oven set at medium flame.
- Add chopped onions and garlic cloves to the pan and continue simmering until both ingredients become tender.
- Add Rice and cook for one more minute before stirring to incorporate into the mixture.
- Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and spices. Bring the dish to an unstoppable boil before tasting it!
- Reduce heat to simmer, then cover and continue cooking for 20 minutes.
- Flake the mixture by fluffing it with a fork before serving.
6. Fried Rice
- Wash the Vegetables before adding them to the Mix
- Preheat the oven on medium flame.
- Stir chopped onions and garlic until garlic becomes tender, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
- Cook the Rice in the microwave for one minute to ensure optimal results.
- Add protein and vegetables, cooking until everything has reached your preferred texture and temperature.
- Mix salt, soy sauce, and pepper before applying layers over your food.
7. Rice Pudding/Kela Pudding Saffron
A delicious dessert made of sugar, milk, Rice, and other tasty ingredients is rice pudding.
- Cook the Rice until it becomes tender in milk.
- Combine spices, raisins, and sugar.
- Place the rice pudding into an ovenproof dish. Bake in the preheated oven at the predetermined temperature until fully baked.
Here are a variety of rice recipes you could try using your rice cooker without needing to worry about sticking or burning issues. Get cooking and enjoy!
Here are more tips for using a rice cooker:
- Rinsing the cooked grains after their cooking time will remove any remaining starch, helping prevent them from sticking together and becoming sticky.
- Always ensure the proper ratio between water and Rice when making dishes with them.
- As a general guideline, one cup of uncooked or raw grain per cup of liquid water would work, although exact proportions depend on which kind of grains you’re using.
Follow the guidelines included with your SPJ Rice Cooker to achieve optimal results. Since each rice cooker can vary significantly in its operation and needs to be set up properly for maximum success, you must follow its specific directions to achieve optimum performance.
Following these guidelines, your SPJ rice cooker will deliver perfectly cooked grains each time!