Rice may be
basic, but there's not a cook out there who hasn't had some rice mishap
or another at some point in their cooking history. Maybe you've grown up
on Minute rice and fluffy rice pilaf, and haven't a clue why your sushi
rice never cooks up sticky enough. Or maybe you grew up on short-grained
Chinese rice, and naturally assume that the short-grained Arborio rice
you see at a supermarket in Italy can be cooked up just like Mom does her rice back home. The fact is that rice
is simple, but only once
you know a few basic facts about the many varieties that are available
out there, and how to deal with them.
the difference between long-grain and short-grain rice? tell
really necessary to rinse rice? tell
do you cook rice?
do I know how much rice to cook? tell
canít I get my brown rice to cook properly?
has its place in the learning process of cooking, but letís face it, we could all save ourselves a lot of time
Ė and the waste that comes from having to toss those inedible
accidents in the garbage Ė if weíd just ask when we donít know
something. Your know-it-all big sister will probably laugh at you if you
call her up in a panic because you don't know how to boil water, since
hey, thatís what siblings are for. But Iím here to assure you that
itís far sillier to avoid cooking altogether just because you feel
like youíre too old to admit you donít already know how.
Still, I know youíve got that pesky pride. So here's your
source for answers to those really stupid food questions that
youíd never take the risk of embarrassing yourself to ask out
stupid food question? Don't be shy ... ask!