Rice is a staple for most of the world’s population probably because it is available everywhere, is easy to cook and is delicious especially when coupled with other dishes. Cooking rice that is soft, fluffy and each grain separate from one another is every cook’s dream! However, some consider it impossible to cook such rice without additional ingredients like oil and fats. In this article, we’d like to show you how this can be achieved simply by using the right cooking pot! But let’s start with some tips on choosing the best rice:
Tips on choosing the best rice
The rice that looks good on outside is often because it is heavily processed and bleached so it may not always be healthy. The best rice is unprocessed, unbleached aged rice, preferably parboiled. It usually doubles or triples in quantity after cooking. The rice that is dried out naturally for a minimum of 3-4 months after harvesting is called aged rice. Brown rice has high fiber, so it is also a great choice.
Using the right kind of pot to cook your rice:
Pots made from 100% pure and natural clay like Miriam’s Earthen Cookware have many features that help overcome the usual challenges in cooking rice:
Miriam’s Earthen Cookware (MEC) pots are 100% non-toxic naturally which means rice cooks in an inert pot without the risk of toxins leaching into it. The walls of these pots radiate unique far infrared heat – a gentle heat that deeply penetrates each grain and cooks rice thoroughly at low heat without destroying nutrients. Rice turns out delicious, moist and fluffy without any additives – MEC customers have testified to this fact numerous times!
Cooking Healthy Rice in Pure Clay – A Simple Recipe
Once you have your pot, the rice cooking recipe is quite simple:
- Add rice to the pot and wash it twice.
- Add water per measure (Typically, the rice to water ratio is 1:2, which means you should use 2 cups of water for cooking 1 cup of rice or per instructions the rice bag.)
- Set on stove and start on medium. You rice will be ready in 20-30 mins!
Amazed at how easy cooking healthy and delicious rice is with MEC? Head over to MEC Store and order your own pure clay rice cooker today!