Rice is considered one of the most popular grain crops. Rice is suitable for garnishing both meat and fish, and also goes well with vegetables and fruits.
Rice has many health benefits. All substances contained in rice are required for the normal functioning of the human body. It is preferable to eat unpolished rice. It is recommended to use rice for those who want to get rid of excess weight.
Pouring several varieties of rice. The most widely consumed rice variety is long grain rice. During the cooking process, such rice does not stick together. Most often, long-grain rice is used as a side dish for meat and fish. Medium-grain rice is used to make risotto and soup. Round grain rice is used in desserts and sushi. The peculiarity of round-grain rice is that it absorbs liquid well. By shades of rice, white, steamed, brown and wild rice are distinguished. The most popular white rice. Although in the process of processing such rice has lost some of its useful properties. The healthiest brown rice for humans. Thanks to the shell, rice retains beneficial properties that are especially necessary for children and the elderly. Steamed yellow rice tastes somewhat inferior to other varieties of rice. Black rice is considered the healthiest.
In order for the dish to turn out tasty and appetizing, it is necessary to properly cook rice. There are several basic ways to cook rice:
Eastern way. First, rice grits are washed under running water at least three times. Then water is drawn into the pan and heated to a boil. Salt to taste is added to boiling water and rice is poured. At maximum heat, cook the rice under a closed lid for three minutes. Then reduce the fire and cook for another seven minutes. After that, the water should be decanted and the rice left to infuse. For a better taste, sunflower oil is added to the finished rice and mixed;
western way. Rice is poured into a pan and fried for several minutes. Then some water is added to the pan. After the water has evaporated, more water needs to be added. In this way rice is brought to readiness;
Rice garnish. For garnish, rice is prepared as follows. One part of rice is poured into two parts of boiling water. Salt is added to taste. Rice is cooked for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ready rice should not be boiled or undercooked.