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Rice is one of the most widely consumed foods in the world and can be a perfect addition to any dish. Unfortunately, preparing rice can sometimes be tricky. It can be too wet or too dry and the flavor may not be quite right. Fortunately, there are some simple tips to make sure you always have perfectly cooked rice.

Tip 1: Wash the rice

Many people forget this important step in the rice-making process. By washing the rice, you remove excess starch and dirt that may be in the rice grains. This makes the rice cook more evenly and gives you a better texture. Rinse the rice under running water until the water runs clear and then let it soak for a while before cooking.

Tip 2: Ratio of rice to water

The ratio of rice to water is crucial when preparing rice. The general rule is to use 1 part rice and 2 parts water, but this can vary depending on the type of rice you use. Always read the instructions on the package and adjust the ratio as needed.

Tip 3: Simmer the rice

Once you put the rice and water in a pan, bring it to a boil. Once the water boils, turn down the heat and let the rice simmer. Cover the pan with a lid and let the rice cook for about 18-20 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the rice stand for another 5 minutes to let the liquid absorb.

Tip 4: Don't stir

A common mistake when cooking rice is stirring during cooking. This can lead to sticky rice and an uneven texture. Leave the rice alone and make sure it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

With these simple tips, you can always make perfectly cooked rice from now on. Experiment with different types of rice and add some herbs and spices for an extra flavor boost. Enjoy your meal!

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