10 Revolutionary Rice Hacks That Will Ease Your Life 

Cook rice like a pro! 

10 Revolutionary Rice Hacks That Will Ease Your Life 
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'The standard of simple eating is one bowl of rice and one side dish.' 

Rice is one such meal that can be easily prepared on short notice. Also, it tastes perfect with any type of curry dish. We all are in love with the one-pot meal recipes of the rice dishes. The delicious rice recipes are bliss for the lazy chefs who hate doing the dishes after cooking meal. 

As compared to chapati, rice can be digested easily because of the presence of starch content in it. So, you must eat a bowl of rice with every meal. However, you can replace the regular rice with brown rice in order to avoid weight gain. 

It is very easy to prepare delicious and healthy rice dishes. You should also learn the various ways of cooking rice perfectly and quickly. As we have already dealt with the various recipes of tasty rice dishes, it's time to check out some revolutionary rice hacks that will make a great change in your life.  

1) Learn to differentiate the uses of different varieties of rice in cooking different dishes.  

1) Learn to differentiate the uses of different varieties of rice in cooking different dishes.  

Every variety of rice has its unique taste and texture. Replacing the required rice variety with another can spoil your dish. Thus, you must use the right rice variety to prepare a perfect dish. Basmati and jasmine are the most common rice varieties prepared as an accompaniment to curries. While basmati rice can be used for preparing biryani or pulao, pleasant-smelling jasmine rice can be cooked on special occasions.  

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2) Toast rice before cooking to provide flavour to the dish. 

2) Toast rice before cooking to provide flavour to the dish. 
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This rice hack works best in the case of brown and wild rice. Toast rice in little oil before cooking to impart a nutty flavour to the dish. 


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3) Different rice varieties have varied shelf life.  

3) Different rice varieties have varied shelf life.  
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White rice lasts for years if it is stored in an airtight container. On the other hand, the presence of oils in brown rice can make it rancid with time. So, either freeze the brown rice or consume it within six months of purchase.   

4) Here's an amazing trick to cooking fluffy rice without using a rice cooker. 

4) Here’s an amazing trick to cooking fluffy rice without using a rice cooker. 
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Rinse rice in cold water for a few minutes. Boil rice with a pinch of salt in water for a few minutes. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve perfectly steamed rice with any curry dish. 

5) Cook brown rice like a pro.  

5) Cook brown rice like a pro.  
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The cooking method of brown rice and pasta is quite similar. Rinse and cook brown rice in water uncovered for 30 minutes. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes. 

6) Avoid food poisoning with this revolutionary rice hack. 

6) Avoid food poisoning with this revolutionary rice hack. 
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Health authorities recommend that cooked rice must be consumed within 24 hours. Rice kept at room temperature is a breeding ground for toxic bacteria. Thus, freshly cooked rice must be consumed quickly. Leftover rice must be refrigerated and reheated evenly before serving. 

7) Prepare rice pudding in a cooker. 

7) Prepare rice pudding in a cooker. 
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Here's a three-ingredient rice recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Combine milk, rice and sugar in a cooker. Pressure cook for 20 minutes. 

8) Prepare DIY rice milk using simple kitchen ingredients. 

8) Prepare DIY rice milk using simple kitchen ingredients. 
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Toast brown rice for 4 minutes in a dry skillet. Transfer toasted rice in a bowl of water and keep aside for 10 hours. Blend soaked rice, honey, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt for 2 minutes. Refrigerate rice milk in a glass jar. Serve chilled. 

9) Use left over rice for preparing tasty dishes. 

9) Use left over rice for preparing tasty dishes. 
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Never let your leftover rice go in vain. Fried rice, rice cutlet, rice idli, rice pancakes and rice cheese balls are some delicious rice dishes that'll surely please your taste buds. 

10) Here's a simple rice hack to serve rice artistically.  

10) Here’s a simple rice hack to serve rice artistically.  
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Instead of plopping rice on the table, use a bear-shaped, star-shaped or heart-shaped cookie cutter for moulding rice. It's a great way to make your kids eat healthy food. 


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