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Rice 101: The Ultimate Guide

Rice has been a staple in many diets across the world for centuries. A great source of carbohydrates and proteins, rice can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a meal. Easy to make on the stovetop or in your rice cooker, this grain is perfect for most occasions!

There are many different types of rice and methods of cooking. We’ve compiled out top tips into this Ultimate Rice Guide!

Rice Preparation

Don’t have a rice cooker? Here are our top tips for perfect stovetop rice, every time!

Not sure of the liquid to rice ratio? Each rice variety has slightly different preferences. Here is a chart to save for future reference.

Types of Rice

Brown Rice: Slightly chewy texture with a nutty flavor when cooked. Brown rice comes from the same grain as white rice and goes through less processing, only the outer hull is removed.

Long Grain Rice: Remains separate and fluffy when cooked. The bran layer is removed during processing. This rice’s mild taste makes it a perfect base for many dishes.

Parboiled Rice: Parboiled rice goes through a steam and pressure process to create separate kernels when cooked. The golden color occurs from thebran layer being forced into the kernel during the parboiling process. Often used in soups and other recipes where kernels need to remain separate.

Medium Grain Rice: This variety has a short, wider kernel making it perfect for stickier recipes such as desserts, sushi, etc.

Rice Recipes

Here are some of our favorite recipes to get you started on your rice journey!

Air Fryer Fried Rice Stuffed Eggrolls: The perfect combination of flavorful and convenient.

Broccoli and Cheese Rice Cakes: This appetizer will have all your guests talking.

Cinnamon Puffs: These bite-sized treats are a crowd-pleaser.