How to Reheat Parboiled Rice 4 Ways

  • Parboiled or reconstituted rice, one cup (240 mL)
  • Water, enough to fill two cups (470 mL)
  • (Optional) 1 pinch of salt

Prepares 4 servings

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    The rice will cook faster and taste better if you soak it for 30 minutes. Fill a 2-cup (or larger) heat-safe bowl with enough hot water to cover your rice by an inch or two. 5 to 5 1 cm) Rice should be soaked for 20-30 minutes before being drained through a fine sieve. [2]

    • The cooking time can be cut by about 20% if you soak the ingredients first. Rice cooked for a shorter period of time will retain more of its natural flavor.
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    Start by bringing 2 cups of water and a dash of salt to a boil. For every cup of rice, you should use two cups of water. For every 240 mL (1 cup) of rice you cook, you'll need 470 mL (2 cups). The water and salt should be brought to a boil in a medium pot set over medium-high heat.

    • The proportions for 1 cup of rice (240 mL) and 2 cups of water (470 mL) to yield 4 servings are as follows: Those proportions can easily be cut in half to make 4 servings, or doubled to make 8 servings. Just remember the 2:1 ratio of water to rice.

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    Mix in 1 portion of previously cooked rice. The rice should be added to the boiling water. Make sure the rice is spread out evenly by giving it a quick stir.

    • If the rice has been soaked, it must be drained through a fine sieve before being added to the boiling water. Carefully pour the soaked rice into the boiling water. It will be slightly heavier than unsoaked rice because it will have absorbed some of the water.
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    Converted rice in the American style takes 15–25 minutes to cook if covered and simmered. Turn the heat to medium-low, stir the rice, and cover the pot. Unsoaked converted rice only needs 20–25 minutes in the stovetop. You should only need 15–20 minutes to cook rice after soaking it.

    • Converted rice in the American style is precooked, reducing the total cooking time.
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    You can boil rice in the South Indian style for up to 45 minutes. The rice should be stirred, then the heat should be lowered to a simmer and the pot covered. Converted rice in the American style is already cooked, but other parboiled varieties require more time in the oven than plain white rice. [3] A 45-minute cook time is recommended for these varieties. [4]

    • If the rice was soaked, check on it after 35 minutes.
    • Check the product's cooking instructions if you're unsure of what you have.
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    Once the rice is done cooking, remove it from the heat and fluff it with a fork. Turn off the heat and let the rice stand covered for 5 minutes once it is done cooking. Take the lid off, fluff the rice around with a fork, and serve it right away.

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    In a microwave-safe container, mix together the water, rice, and salt. Use two times as much water as rice, plus a little salt. Combine everything in a microwaveable bowl and give it a good stir before heating it. Use a container with a lid in order to keep the rice covered while it cooks. [5]

    • Because rice expands when it cooks, the container shouldn't be filled more than halfway with uncooked rice and water.
    • Four servings can be made from 1 cup (240 mL) of rice and 2 cups (470 mL) of water. If you need more or less than four servings, keep the ratio of water to rice at 2:1.
    • The cooking time can be cut in half if you soak the rice in warm water for 15 minutes before cooking.
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    Heat the container in the microwave uncovered for 5 minutes. Put the rice in the microwave and set it to high power for the first 5 minutes. Microwave on high for an additional 2-5 minutes if it hasn't reached a boil after 5 minutes. [6]

    • Keep the rice uncovered at this time; you'll put a lid on it later.
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    Cook the rice for 15 minutes with the lid on at medium heat. When the water boils, place the lid on the container and turn the microwave to medium power. It should take 15 minutes to cook before you can check on it.

    • After 15 minutes, your converted rice in the American style should be ready. Parboiled rice prepared in the South Indian fashion will require an additional 5-10 minutes of cooking time.
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    If necessary, heat it in the microwave for another 5 minutes. Examine the rice's texture and moisture level after 15 minutes to see if it has absorbed all of the water. Microwave it for 5 more minutes on medium power if necessary.

    • 5 minute intervals should be used to check if the rice is done cooking.
    • The rice is done when there is no longer any resistance when pushed with a fork, but there should still be liquid in the container.
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    Serve the rice fluffed. At the end of cooking time, use a fork to fluff the rice. The microwaveable container can be used as-is, or the food can be transferred to a serving platter. [7]

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    The instructions for your rice cooker can be found in its user manual. The fundamentals of using a rice cooker are generally consistent across brands. Water-to-rice ratios, cooking times, and other specifications may vary slightly from one product to the next. [8]

    • Read the manual to see if soaking the rice beforehand is required and if there are any adjustments to be made for soaked rice. Manufacturer instructions may suggest pre-soaking brown rice. Soak the South Indian-style parboiled rice as directed if the manual suggests doing so for brown rice.
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    To prepare, fill the cooker with 2 parts water, 1 part parboiled rice, and a dash of salt. To cook the rice, fill the pot with water, add a dash of salt, and then toss in the grains. [9]

    • To prepare 4 servings, combine 1 cup (240 mL) rice with 2 cups (470 mL) water. When making enough for 8 people, simply double the amounts listed above. 1⁄2 cup (120 mL) of rice and 1 cup (240 mL) of liquid for 2 servings. Keep in mind that you need 2 cups of water for every cup of rice.
    • If your instructions call for a different ratio of water to rice, make the necessary adjustments.
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    Get the rice cooker going. In models with multiple configurations, choose the white rice option. When the rice is done cooking, the cooker will turn off by itself. It ought to take no more than twenty minutes. [10]

    • You should use the brown rice setting because parboiled rice in the South Indian style takes longer to cook. It should take no more than half an hour. Brown rice may need to be soaked before being cooked, according to some manufacturers. If that's the case, follow the directions for your South Indian rice and soak it.
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    Wait 10 to 15 minutes before opening the rice cooker. Allow the rice to rest with the lid on. When the rice cooker is turned off, it's best to let the rice rest for a few minutes so that it doesn't get too sticky or mushy [11]

    • Cooked rice can be kept warm in the cooker if it is prepared in advance. There is a "keep warm" function on many different products.
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    Prepare the rice by fluffing it and serving it. Fork-fluff the rice to release steam. Transfer to a serving platter or serve straight from the rice cooker. [12]

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    As soon as the water begins to boil, toss in your choice of white or brown rice. When you add the rice to the water, stir it to make sure it's evenly dispersed. When ready, cover the pot and turn the heat down to medium-low.

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    It takes about 5-10 minutes to cook white rice. Cook white rice until it's al dente, or just firm enough to bite into, if the recipe calls for it. [13]

    • Widely used in many different cuisines, including Nigerian and Middle Eastern, is the method of parboiling white rice.
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    Prepare brown rice by boiling it for 20 minutes before eating. Brown rice, if precooked, can be ready to eat in about 20 minutes, at an ideal texture called "al dente." This method is helpful for substituting brown rice for white rice or for adding brown rice to soups. To make risotto with brown rice rather than Arborio rice, for instance, you must first parboil the rice. [14]

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    Turn off the heat and drain the rice. Take rice off heat when it reaches the "al dente" stage. It probably didn't soak up all of the liquid, so strain it through a fine sieve. Instead of returning the drained rice to the pot, leave it in the sieve. [15]

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    Stop the cooking process by shocking the rice with cold water. After the rice has finished cooking, transfer the sieve containing it to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. By shocking the rice, you can avoid overcooking it in the soup or stew and resulting mush. [16]

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    Mix the rice into the dish. Rice should be added about 15 minutes before a dish is done cooking, but always check the recipe first. Let the soup simmer on its own for 10 minutes if it needs to cook for 25, then add the rice and cook for another 15 minutes. [17]

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The authorship of this piece includes contributions from JoAnna Minneci. Professional cook JoAnna Minneci operates out of the Nashville, Tennessee area. Chef JoAnna has been in the teaching business for over 18 years, and she focuses on private lessons, team-building events, and wellness and nutrition classes. She has also made a lot of guest appearances on shows airing on channels like Bravo and Food Network. JoAnna, the chef, went to the Art Institute of California — Los Angeles to study cooking. She also has credentials in food safety, nutrition, business management, and budgeting. The total number of times this article has been viewed is: 323,772.

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