How to cook unpolished rice
Unpolished rice differs greatly from cleared rice in so many ways. For starters, the coat not only contains vitamins, but also healthy oil. Polished rice, are characterized by their snow-white colour whereas unpolished rice are characterized by black or dark-brown colour. Besides the colour, you can also differentiate polished from unpolished rice from their shape. The grain is long and round. The cooking duration can also give you a clue as to whether you are cooking polished or unpolished rice. Unpolished rice take long to cook since it has not gone through any kind of processing. Listed herein, are instructions on how to cook unpolished rice.
- Once cup of unpolished rice
- Three cups of water
- A pinch of salt.
Since the unpolished rice contains some debris, it is important to wash it before cooking. Pour the rice with clean water and leave for an hour.
Pour the three cups of water into a pan and bring to boil. Add the one cup of unpolished rice into the boiling water. To enhance the taste of the rice, use either vegetable or meat broth instead of plain water. Then again, you can add celery or parsley root to the boiling water, there is no limits for your imagination.
Add salt to the boiling water.
Once you have blended all the ingredients together and water boils, stir everything and reduce the heat to the minimum so as to allow the rice to cook properly.
Allow the rice to cook for five minutes before covering the pan with a lid. Thereafter, allow the rice to cook for roughly 30 minutes. Still, it is highly recommended that you keep looking underneath the lid to ensure that the rice is cooking properly. As is the case with other types of foods, you do not need to stir the rice.
A sign that the rice is almost ready is when the grain increases in size and most of the water has evaporated. Don’t be confused with the dirty line across the pan, it’s normal when cooking an unpolished rice.
Now switch off the fire and cover the pan with a clean towel for roughly 10 to 15 minutes. Thereafter our rice is ready.
The rice can be served with a myriad of dishes such as fish and beef. In terms of appearance and taste, unpolished rice may differ slightly from polished rice. However, with time you will become accustomed to this type of rice and relish its taste.
When storing unpolished rice, it is recommended that you store it in a refrigerator, because of high risk of insect infestation.
- However, it is important to point out that the preparation time and the amount of water needed to prepare the rice may differ hinging on the type of rice and brand of pan and stove used. This recipe is perfect for first time, but afterwards you can adjust recipe according to your conditions.
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