Are you a clumsy cook? Then you might mess with the rice cooker method. As it is an electronic cooking device, we should acknowledge using it for cooking grains properly.
Rice can be a baffling challenge to master for such a global staple. Miscalculate the cooking time and water level once, and the result might cause unwanted cooking blunders such as burning, technical problems, wire burns, and whatnot.
So we all indeed have to be more practical to avoid cooking fuss. But first, you should keep some critical points in your memory to troubleshoot rice-cooking problems.
Here are some points to keep in mind.
What If It Burns?
If the bottom layer of your rice grain gets burned, the remaining rice will have to be reclaimed again before the damage spreads. Dunking the base of the pod in cold water will prevent any more burning.
Before doing anything, you should look it over. How bad is the rice burning? Tarmac black? No problem. Just toss it over.
Smells toasty or looks crispy? Good – don’t fling it away. That’d be an overriding sin of the wasteless manifesto. Cause cuisine all over the world enjoy the crispy bits of rice, and so should you.
When you have some golden brown bits of rice at the bottom of the cooking pot, try to pour some hot water to loosen it up. And then, it’s ready to serve as a crunchy contrast in your rice entrees.
What If You Have Undercooked Or Overcooked?
Maybe the rice is cooked at a high temperature, and all the water gets absorbed, but if the rice is still undercooked, add no more than ¼ cup of water. And let the rice cook for five minutes.
On the other hand, the overcooking issue may be the quantity of water. When it happens, the creamy interior will have turned the rice into a mess.
What do you do?
Reuse it in another way by adding some milk and bean. By so, it will turn into a delicious rice pudding. Again, if you’re looking for something savory, make a chicken congee, a type of rice porridge favored in China. I mean, you’ve got your options open.
What If The Rice Is Gummy?
You may face a starch problem when you see that your rice kernels are sticking together like gums. Well, that’s not such a big deal. All you have to do is to rinse the excess starch off the rice before cooking.
Then you have to let it rest for 20-30 minutes to cut back on its thickness. In the meantime, you got to sit back there and relax.
What If There Is Leftover Water?
If there’s extra liquid to the cooked rice, don’t try to cook it off. Just pour off the excess water, return the pot to the heat, and do not cover it off. Or you can strain it out using a mesh strainer, just like pasta.
What If The Pot Bubbles Over?
When the starch of rice foams up and out of the top, you have a pretty good chance to get your hands messy. If it does, you might be doing two things wrong.
The rice could be cooking at a very high temperature, creating cloudy boil-overs, or your cooking pot may be too tiny in size.
Using a larger or taller one with high sides makes it very hard for the rice bubbles to rise. And, if all of this seems too fuddy-duddy, buy a rice cooker. You can grab some pretty inexpensive ones.
Now, believe me when I say that they can do magic. Indeed they do, as they can make most of these problems vanish!
What If The Rice Cooker Gets Faulty?
It’s very usual for a rice cooker to get faulty as it is a machinery device. And don’t freak out when the cooker goes faulty while cooking rice.
It’s better to not cook in a faulty rice cooker as it may lead to many kinds of danger such as electricity overpowering, getting burst out, chances of electric shock, and many fatal accidents.
If you face any problem that you usually don’t during cooking rice in a cooker, then the first thing you should do is turn it off as soon as possible. Next, find out the problem. If you don’t recognize the problem, you’d better go to a technician to solve the hitch.
Other Marks And What-To-Do
First things first, you have to keep in mind that your safety comes the earliest. So obviously, don’t try to do anything nonsense that will cause you fatal accidents. You should not keep the rice cooker near any fire or a heating area while cooking.
Elsewise, a fire can occur in the rice cooker, and it may burst out. You will also have to be conscious about the electricity processing of your rice cooker.
Sometimes, if there’s a leak in the electrical components, you may get an electric shock. Besides, you have to look after the whereabouts of the rice cooker.
No sign of water can touch the external body of the rice cooker. Otherwise, the water may cause very significant damage to your rice cooker. It’s always safer to use a rice cooker in a dry place and not near any fire. And then again, it’s always safer to cook rice in a rice cooker.
To conclude, to avoid this cooking fuss, all you have to do is follow these described points and make sure you have adequate knowledge about troubleshooting your rice-cooking problems!
Good luck cooking rice in a healthy proper way!!!