Everyone has had steamed rice and fried rice and those two very simple dishes are a great addition to many different meals. More popular in the warmer Southern China, rice is grown all over the place and it has been for thousands of years.
If you have a Chinese rice recipe that sounds great, just take your time and learn to cook rice first.
Many people think rice is simple to cook and very hard to mess up. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Rice can be completely ruined in many ways.
There could be too much water, too little water, it can be overcooked, undercooked, and burnt. Anyone who has had restaurant quality rice and then tried to recreate it has learned this lesson.
Chinese recipes usually call for a specific type of rice that is cooked a certain way. If you think your jasmine rice will taste just as good a little crunchy, you are very wrong.
Improperly cooked rice can annihilate even the most delicious Chinese recipe and the reaction from friends and family might turn you off from cooking Chinese food for a long time.
The easiest way to cook rice is with a rice cooker. These are fairly cheap and automatically shut off when the rice is finished.
You can never mess your rice up again as long as you follow the directions of the machine and the rice itself.
By adding perfect rice to accompany a great Chinese recipe, you will have a much better reaction from everyone who eats it.