Are You Cooking Rice the Wrong Way?
Alison Cayne, author of The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School
, explains the little things that can make a big difference when preparing this essential ingredient.
Forgetting the rest.
You've heard of resting steak before serving it—well, it turns out that rice also benefits from a brief time-out between taking it off the stove and eating it. When the rice is finished cooking, move the pot from the burner to a trivet or hot plate on the counter, letting it rest, covered, so it steams for another five to 10 minutes. This will make for a more evenly cooked pot of rice with no rogue, not-quite-done grains.