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How To Cook Rice For Fried Rice

The fine, long grains of jasmine rice with its delicate flavour are perfect for fried rice. Precook the rice at least 30 minutes, but preferably one day, before making fried rice and keep it uncovered in the fridge.

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HOW TO: COOK RICE FOR FRIED RICE

PREP TIME

50 minutes (or overnight)
COOK TIME

20 minutes
SERVES

4
Ingredients

2 cups jasmine rice

2 ¼ cups water

Steps
Step 1

Place the rice into a fine sieve and wash with water to remove excess starch.

Step 2

Drain the water and place the rice into a saucepan. Add the water. Heat the rice over high heat until the water starts boiling. Then reduce the heat to medium and cook until you can see the rice grain starting to rise above the water. Then cover with a lid that is slightly ajar to let some of the steam escape. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 3

After 5 minutes it should look like all of the water has been absorbed by the rice. Turn the heat off and cover completely with the lid. Allow the pot to sit on the warm hotplate for 10 minutes to allow the steam to continue cooking the rice.

Step 4

Use a fork to fluff the rice grains and transfer to a large baking tray. Place the rice, uncovered, in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (overnight is best though) before using for fried rice.

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Kate
November 28, 2022

So Easy

So quick and easy. Rice cooked up perfectly and once cold in fridge after 30 mins made for non gluey Fried Rice. Great as a quick recipe for when friends drop in.

Dani
October 25, 2022

Best ever!

I hope there is never a time that I’m not able to find this recipe because I always come back to it to make rice. If you follow the instructions you will have PERFECT rice, EVERY TIME!!

Deb
September 12, 2022

Encouragingly Great Success!!

Incredible – my partner is going to be so pleased that his fried rice isn’t sticky balls of ‘friedR17; rice. This is a fail-proof method. Genius.

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