How to Troubleshoot Common Rice-Cooking Problems with a Rice Cooker

Are you a clumsy cook? Then you might mess with the rice cooker method. As it is an electronic cooking device, we should acknowledge the facts of using it for cooking grains properly.

Rice can be a baffling challenge to master, for such a global staple. Miscalculate the cooking time and water level once, the result might cause unwanted cooking blunders such as burning, technical problems, wire burns and what not.

So we all surely have to be more practical to avoid cooking fuss. But first, you should keep some very important points in your memory to troubleshoot rice-cooking problems.

Here are some points that you can go with.

What If It Burns?

If the bottom layer of your rice grain is burned, the remaining rice will have to be reclaimed again before the damage spreads. Dunking the base of the pod in cold water will prevent from any kind of more burning.

Before doing anything, you should look it over. How bad is the rice burning? Tarmac black? No problem. Just toss it over.

Smells toasty or looks crispy? Good – don’t fling it away. That’d be an overriding sin of the wasteless manifesto. Cause cuisine all over the world enjoy the crispy bits of rice and so should you.

When you have some golden brown bits of rice at the bottom of cooking pot, try to pour some hot water in order to loosen it up. And then, it’s ready to serve as a crunchy contrast in your rice entrees.

What If You Have Undercooked Or Overcooked?

Maybe the rice is cooked at high temperature and all the water has been absorbed, but if the rice is still undercooked, then add no more than ¼ cup of water. And, let the rice to cook for five minutes.

On the other hand, overcooking issue may be caused by the quantity of water. When it happens, the creamy interior will have turned the rice into a mess.
What do you do?

Reuse it in another way by adding some milk and bean. By so, it will turn into a delicious rice pudding. Again, if you’re looking for something savory, just make a chicken congee which is a type of rice porridge that’s favored in China. I mean you’ve got your options open, right?

What If The Rice Is Gummy?

You may face a starch problem when you see that your rice kernels are sticking together like gums. Well, that’s not such a big deal. All you have to do is to rinse the excess starch off the rice before cooking.

Then you have to let it to rest for 20-30 minutes to cut back on their thickness. In the meantime, you got to sit back there and relax.

What If There Is Leftover Water?

If the rice is finished cooking but there’s extra liquid, don’t try to cook it off. Just pour off the excess water and return the pot to the heat. And the pot must be with the cover off. Or you can strain it out using a mesh strainer just like pasta.

What If The Pot Bubbles Over?

When the starch of rice foams up and out of the top, you have a pretty good chance to get your hands messy. If it does, you might be doing two things wrong.

The rice could be cooking at very high temperature, creating cloudy boil-overs, or your cooking pot may be too tiny in size.

Using a larger or taller one with high sides makes it very hard for the rice bubbles to rise over. And, if all of this seems too fuddy-duddy, just buy a rice cooker. You can grab some pretty inexpensive ones.

Now, believe me when I say that they can do magic. Surely they do, as they can make most of these problems vanish!

What If The Rice Cooker Gets Faulty?

It’s very usual for a rice cooker to get faulty as it is a machinery device. And don’t freak out when the cooker goes faulty while cooking rice.

It’s better to not cook in a faulty rice cooker as it may lead into many kinds of danger such as electricity overpowering, getting burst out, chances of electric shock, and many fatal accidents.

If you face any kind of problem that you usually don’t during cooking rice in a cooker, then the first thing you should do is to turn it off as soon as possible. Next, find out the problem. If you don’t recognize the problem, then you’d better go to a technician to solve the hitch.

Other Marks And What-To-Do

First things first, you have to keep in mind that your safety comes the earliest. So obviously don’t try to do anything nonsense that will cause you fatal accidents. You should not keep the rice cooker near any kind of fire or a heating area while cooking.

Elsewise, a fire can occur in the rice cooker and it may burst out. You will also have to be conscious about the electricity processing of your rice cooker. Sometimes, if there’s leak in the electrical components, you may get electric shock. Besides, you have to look after the whereabouts of the rice cooker.

No sign of water can touch the external body of the rice cooker. Otherwise, the water may cause very significant damage to your rice cooker. It’s always safer to use rice cooker in a dry place and not near any kind of fire. And then again, it’s always safer to cook rice in a rice cooker.

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To conclude, in order to avoid these cooking fuss, all you have to do is just to follow these described points and make sure you have adequate knowledge about troubleshooting your rice-cooking problems!

Good luck cooking rice in a healthy proper way!!!

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