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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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Janette
June 7, 2023

Rice for Fried Rice

Very easy to follow.

I will probably remember it after following the recipe couple of times

Gabrielle
June 2, 2023

Perfect Rice On The First Try

Sometimes I make rice well, and sometimes its clumpy, rarely do I make it perfectly. I’ve tried this recipe once and it was beyond perfect! It made for the best fried rice I think I’ve ever made, and I can’t wait to try it again to see how consistent it is. Thanks Marion! Love your fusion recipes, but now I’m learning I like the basic ones too!

marcela
May 8, 2023

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