Rice is considered to be universal food. There are actually no places or culture who do not use them.
Their usage might be different according to the reign but somehow, it is something that you will find almost everywhere. No matter what recipe you are following, you need some specific technique to get the taste and texture right, otherwise, you might have to eat a ball of rice that is stick together. People follow different techniques and tools to get the required result. But the best and most efficient way so far is to get a rice cooker. It will end all the possible way of you messing up and it makes sure that you get delicious food at your table every time. Getting a rice cooker might be a prick for you as there are very few people who actually know what exactly to buy, otherwise, you just have to get the next best thing.
If you are one of those people who has never used a rice cooker before, take a step back, get your self acknowledged and then cook the perfect rice for yourself.
Here is everything that you need to know.
Get the measurement right
The first thing you need to see is that you have got all the right ingredients. Yes, the rice cooker has got almost everything covered for you, but you still need spices to add the flavor. If you just want to boil your rice, then just water and a bowl of rice will be enough for you. You can also add a pinch of salt as well (according to your preferences).
The next important thing is to get the measurement right, a little bit of mistake and you might mess up. If you have one of those rice cookers, which have a removable bowl, it might come in handy. If not, there must be measuring equipment available with the rice maker. Remember that if you want to make 3 cups of rice, you need to measure only one cup, and it will be enough.
Rinse the rice
Always remember to rinse your rice before you start cooking them. Most of the time, they have preservatives on, which can be hazardous to health. It is better to take the precautionary measure. Just pour your rice into a bowl and rinse it thoroughly. It is recommended to gently run hands through the bowl so that you can get the bottom ones too. Remember not to rub the rice too harshly, otherwise, they might start breaking off. Change the water three or four times, until the color of water does not change, it means that you have washed off all kinds of pesticides, herbicides, or contaminants.
The amount of water you will be needed depends on the type of rice you want to make. Normally, it is recommended by the production companies to use cold water for cooking. Hot water will make rice too soft, even before you have started cooking them, and you will not get the desired results. If you look at the marks indicated inside the cooker, you will get the right idea. For example, consider a small rice cooker, they have the capacity to cook almost 20 cups of rice at once. You will be needing 1 3/4 cups of water per 1 cup of rice for getting long grains, for White, medium grain, 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice will be enough and so on.
Now you are all set to start cook. Start your rice cooker, and you will get the desired results. You can mix some flavor beforehand, according to your requirements.