How To Cook Rice On An Electric Stove: The Easy, Trusted Method
I’m going to be honest with you: when I first bought the Best Asian Rice Cooker I never thought I’d be writing a blog post about it. But, a few months in, I realized I liked it a lot more than a pressure cooker. But a rice cooker is not a pressure cooker. It’s a lot more complicated. I’m going to do my best to explain it in a few paragraphs.
Why use an electric stove?
The answer is two-fold: one, the rice cookers are easier to use because of the hot/cold buttons; two, you can cook the rice to almost anything you can cook to a stick of butter! The process is simple, too. All you need to do is put a whole cup of rice into the cooker, put the cooker into a pre-heated 180°C oven for half an hour, then take it out of the oven and use the turn/stop/start button to achieve perfect rice. If you want to make perfectly done rice, make sure you don’t burn the bottom.
And don’t overdo it on the stirring or rice will end up sticking to the bottom, again.
How to prepare rice on an electric stovetop
Put a cup of rice into the cooker. Set the cooker into the pre-heated oven at 180°C for half an hour.
How to Cook Rice
Electric rice cookers, like this one from Oster, take the guesswork out of rice cooking. It works like this: you take a plain cup, put some water in it and start the machine. The rice cooker cycles on, slowly heating the water up. When the water is hot, the rice cooker automatically adjusts to work on the heat, and then shuts off.
In other words: rice cooked on an electric rice cooker is uncooked, just like in a traditional pressure cooker. You have to stir the rice once or twice while it cooks. After about 15 minutes, the water should be cooked. Just remove it from the machine and let the steam recirculate. I use a wooden spoon to check for softness, and if it’s still hard, I continue to stir.
How To Keep Your Rice
I love rice, but it’s not the most delicate kitchen ingredient.
Choose Your Rice
The best rice cooker you can buy will get your rice perfectly cooked every time. It’s also cheaper than a rice cooker. Here’s the only way you can make the best rice: Start with brown rice. But, not from a box. You can make rice from scratch. The rice cooker eliminates the most time-consuming part of cooking rice: the sifting.
Start with dry brown rice. The rice cooker is such a good at sifting through the dry grains and carefully extracting the grain’s individual grains. It’s also gentler on the machine, which is important when you cook rice for up to 12 hours at a time. As a bonus, you can mix in some spices like cinnamon and ginger without having to worry about over-seasoning. Make sure the pot’s a medium heat setting. You don’t want to brown the rice.
How to Cook Other Grain Products
Because there’s a rice cooker involved, rice, we want to start with rice. As I mentioned in my post on preparing rice in a rice cooker, a rice cooker uses a combination of heating and steam to cook the rice and the liquid that’s used to cook it. This makes it a much better option for other grain products that you wouldn’t want to cook in water, but you’d like to cook them through. A rice cooker might take longer to cook a side dish, like oatmeal, because it uses less water.
An electric rice cooker is best for making white rice, which you can find here. Like a pressure cooker, the rice cooker combines the heating and pressure together. But the electric model can cook other grains, too.