Cooking Basics: Rice

Food. - by Sigalle Barness

Rice is awesome.  It’s cheap, simple and versatile.  Once you understand how to make rice, a whole world of dishes open up to you. So let’s get started.

Although there are more than 40,000 varieties of cultivated rice in existence (SeeRice Association), for our purposes I am going to break it down to the 3 different kinds that I generally cook with below.  Although totally optional, some rinse or soak rice in a strainer before cooking.  All recipes below serve 1-3 people.

White Rice

  • Taste: Clean tasting, fluffy and tender consistency.
  • Nutrition: Very little to no nutritional value, some fiber.
  • Tip: Shorter cooking time, longer shelf life.
  • Cooking Time (based on 1 cup of rice): 15 – 18 minutes

Brown Rice:

  • Taste: Nutty flavor, slightly chewy and earthy consistency.
  • Nutrition: Fiber and usually contains vitamin E and nutrients like magnesium, manganese and…

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Author: Sigalle Barness

Sigalle Barness is the Chief Operating Officer of Lawline, the nation's leading online provider of Continuing Legal Education. Sigalle provides leadership and vision to ensure Lawline has the proper processes and people in place to effectively grow the organization while ensuring financial strength, stability, and profitability. Sigalle approaches her work with respect, candor, and a balance of decisiveness and flexibility as she furthers the objectives of the company. Sigalle's favorite things in the whole world are her husband and two children. Sigalle also loves good food and travel. She is an avid lover of music, video games, blogging, and cooking.

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