I have had a difficult time mastering rice. I kept cooking rice that came out sticky and gummy. Making fluffy rice, had remained a mystery until now. I finally figured out how to make my rice perfectly fluffy with the help of ‘how to cook rice’ videos on YouTube®. What I found was that even though I owned a rice cooker, (although it works just as good) I didn’t need one.
Apparently, I wasn’t using my pressure cooker right. Now, it does as good a job as my rice cooker (don’t throw your rice cooker away. Just be sure to rinse your rice off before and after you cook it.)
Here’s how I do it now…
- I cook my white rice from California, (Calrose® or Lundberg®) Pakistan or India most of the time because they allegedly have a lower arsenic content than others in the US
- Rinse 1 cup of rice in colander until water is clear (I only cook one cup at a time. This seems to make the best rice)
- Scrape rice into pressure cooker (I use my hand)
- Your pressure cooker will have a setting for rice
- I own a Farberware 7 in one
- The setting on rice on this particular pressure cooker is P3 button (14-18 minutes)
- Add a little bit more than a cup of water (1 1/4 cups)
- Add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- A dash of salt
- When the pressure cooker beep went off, I went in right away releasing the excess pressure opening the lid and scooped it out into the colander (but, you can let it cool down 10 minutes or so)
- I rinsed this rice off once more until water was clear
- Then, I used that rice and scooped it into my frying pan to make my version of Spanish/Mexican rice
- This rice dish turned out perfectly (you can eat it plain)
- Ask my wife! She thought it was better than the first batch! I guess she didn’t want to hurt my feelings for my previous rice cooking adventure failures
‘Rice is recommended as a substitute for wheat for people with celiac disease, a condition in which the wheat protein gluten damages the intestinal lining and impairs absorption ’.
*Research on arsenic content in rice https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1892142/
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.