Cooking Rice Using the Pasta Method

 

Cooking rice using the pasta method is a fool-proof way to cook rice and you don’t need to worry about scorching or burning it or the pan. It’s an effective method to use when a recipe calls for cooked rice.

Almost any rice variety can be cooked using this method; I’m using basmati rice today, which will go into a soup.

Be sure to stir frequently the first minute or two after adding the rice to the boiling water to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Cooking time can vary depending on the final use. If the cooked rice is cooked further in another recipe, opt for a shorter cooking time by two or three minutes.

This recipe yields 3 cups of cooked rice

6 cups cold water
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1 cup rice

Raw basmati rice.

Raw basmati rice.

Bring the water and salt to a boil in a medium-size saucepan, stir in the rice and cook for the time listed on the package. Drain.

Cooking rice with the pasta method.

Cooking rice with the pasta method.

 

 

How To: Cook Rice – Pasta Method
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Makes: 3 cups
 
Be sure to stir frequently the first minute or two after adding the rice to the boiling water to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Cooking time can vary depending on the final use. If the rice will be cooked again in another recipe, opt for a shorter cooking time by two or three minutes. 6 cups cold water 2 teaspoons Kosher salt 1 cup rice Bring the water and salt to a boil in a medium-size saucepan, stir in the rice and cook for the time listed on the package. Drain.
Ingredients
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 cup rice
Method
  1. Bring the water and salt to a boil in a medium-size saucepan, stir in the rice and cook for the time listed on the package. Drain.

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