(Closed) Leftover Rice!?

posted 4 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Do you throw away clumpy rice or use it?
    Throw it away. : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Eat it anyway. : (13 votes)
    24 %
    Turn it into another meal.. I'll explain below. : (35 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    920 posts
    Busy bee

    Hmm, I’m not sure how to answer this as I never get clumpy rice.  What type of rice is it? How are you cooking it? Can you just break up the clumps before it cools?

    ETA: I use long-grain rice that I cook by gentle boil on the stove (NOT the absorption method), stirring regularly, and then when it’s cooked I pour it into a colander, run warm tap water through it, let the water drain for a minute or so, then tip it into a bowl for dishing up. No clumps!

    Post # 4
    Member
    9918 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Make a stir fry!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yes, I would like to know how you’re cooking it, as well as your ratios of rice to water.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    7990 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    How do you cook your rice? I can’t say I’ve ever had this issue….

    Post # 7
    Member
    7200 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Do you own a dog?  My doggy loves the leftover rice!

    Post # 10
    Member
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @glitter86: 

    I used to have a lot of problems with rice.

    What I do to prevent clumps or stickiness is to run cold water over the cooked rice as soon as it seems done. After the rice gets cold enough, I drain it. The cold keeps the starches from further developing. Of course, I have to do a dry reheat before serving, but the texture of my rice is good this way.

    Another way to keep it from happening is to mix a little butter or oil into your rice.

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My boyfriend does the cooking, so all I have to offer is Googling a better way to cook the rice at first? I have had “crispy rice” at Vietnamese restaurants, but I wasn’t a fan lol.

    Post # 13
    Member
    920 posts
    Busy bee

    @glitter86:  Oh, sorry, I added to my first post before I saw your question in post 7.  I should have just made a new post.  See post 2! 🙂

    Post # 14
    Member
    4016 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I usually give leftover rice to the dogs or use it to make a good fried rice or stir-fry!

    Post # 15
    Member
    920 posts
    Busy bee

    @glitter86:  “Actually I don’t measure.  I just throw a fair amount into a pot of water and check on it as it boils.  I always end up adding more water towards the end to achieve the softness I want.”

    It sounds like you’re using the absorption method?  I know some people swear by this, but personally I much prefer the gentle boil method (use an excessive amount of water, more than the rice can possibly hold, so that there will still be water in the pot once you’re achieved your desired softness).

    Post # 16
    Member
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    SO’s half chinese so we eat a fair amount of rice.  I really only LIKE it fresh, but it is reasonably okay if you sprinkle water on it before reheating and then break up the clumps.  With the extra water it will fluff up a bit. 

    The topic ‘Leftover Rice!?’ is closed to new replies.

    Get our weekly roundup of the best of Weddingbee.
    I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

    Find Amazing Vendors