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Alton Brown Has a Quick and Simple Strategy For Perfectly Cooked Rice


Alton Brown attends a party in 2018

Although some Food Network cooking shows feature complex recipes from celebrity chefs, others seem simple to make at home. Even for somewhat easy recipes or dishes, we could all use tips to improve or speed up the cooking process without sacrificing the same great taste. White rice is an inexpensive staple in almost every kitchen and makes a great side dish or can be mixed with your favorite protein or veggies for a quick meal. However, it can sometimes be a struggle to cook white rice perfectly. Luckily, celebrity chef, Alton Brown, shares his secret to quickly and easily cooking white rice every time.

Food Network chef Alton Brown | Noam Galai/Getty Images for NYCWFF

Alton Brown’s quick & easy way to cook rice

Following the package directions for cooking white rice, you add the right ratio and water to a pot and bring it to a boil. However, all home chefs at some point may have experienced mushy, gummy, or burnt rice. Follow Brown’s quick and easy way to cook rice to help avoid dinner disasters when preparing the kitchen staple.

Reviewers of the recipe on Food Network’s website prove that his method results in perfectly cooked rice, with one writing, “Finally, a recipe to cook rice that works!! I tried five methods and this is the only one that produced perfect, fluffy, and tasty rice.” Another reviewer calls it a “Great foolproof way to cook rice. It comes out perfectly done.” 

The key to Brown’s “perfect” rice cooking method is using an electric kettle and saucepan. First, pour water into an electric kettle, place butter into a medium saucepan, and set it to high. Then, gently jiggle the pan until the butter bubbling ceases and it begins to brown. At this point, you want to turn on the electric kettle. While you wait for the kettle to heat, add the rice and salt to the hot, buttered saucepan. You will stir the rice constantly until the kettle clicks off or the rice begins browning. Carefully pour the heated water into the pan, stir the rice, and cover. Lower the heat to low and cook for 20 minutes. After finished, remove the pan, let stand for five minutes, and uncover. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve. 

Other cooking hacks & fan-favorite recipes from the well-loved Food Network chef

As the creator and host of Food Network’s Good Eats, Brown became known for his culinary tips and tricks. Home cooks everywhere try his hacks to save meal prep time or add a new spin to classic dishes. Brown’s unconventional rice cooking method is only one of many tips fans have come to love. His pasta cooking hack saves home chefs time and water, while his secret to perfectly fudgy brownies is a fan-favorite baking tip.

Brown’s simple recipes are some of the most popular among fans, such as his baked brown rice and scrambled eggs unscrambled, both having a 4.9-star rating on foodnetwork.com. Another fan-favorite and kid-approved recipe is …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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