Sunday, February 11, 2024

super p.i.t.a.

Learned how to make rice from an expert that was featured on a tv show...

first off, measure your rice, don't rely on the cup that comes with the rice cooker.

1 cup of uncooked rice should equal 150 grams

In a bowl filled with water, dunk your rice in and take it out immediately (if you don't the rice will start to absorb the water)
With you hand, lightly "scrunch" the rice 10 times
Let the running water pass over the rice three times, don't touch the rice

Put it in a container and cover the rice with water.

Cover the container and put into the refridge

Wait one hour

After one hour, add water, if needed to line up with the 1 cup line on the pot

Cook the rice

As soon as the rice is cooked, open the rice cooker and "shagiri" (cut into the rice) with the shamoji.

This is to let all the moisture escape from the pot

The rice comes out perfect, not mushy

I've tried to cut corners, but it doesn't not come out good if you do

It is super p.i.t.a. but the rice comes out super ono.

*Actually this was part of the instructions on how to cook rice in a donabe (clay pot).

I have not got the courage to cook it in a donabe yet, so I've only used his instructions on preparing the rice and "shagiri"

I want to eat at his restaurant to see how the rice that he cooks is.

*if you don't want to follow all the steps, just make sure to "shagiri"


jalna said...

So many rules that don't make sense. But I going try. LOL.

Honolulu Aunty said...

Oh my! I have become a rice snob but that is a LOT of steps! I'll try one of them - putting the rice in the refrigerator for an hour before cooking. Mahalo for the lesson!

KirkK said...

Well, good thing I don't make rice so much these days Kat! ;o)

Saburo said...

I have NO idea how those peeps on cooking shows can make rice in a donabe to PERFECTION. Is it really just timed perfectly? A "feel" thing? No clue...

Anonymous said...

sheeesh. Too many steps. In fact, I rarely soak my rice before cooking and since I gobble it so fast, can't tell any difference. What I learned here is that you open the lid right away and shamoji it. I always thought you should let is sit another 5-10 minutes before you open. I will try this method!

Rowena said...

like others have noted....too much steps! I would think that rice cooker manufacturers would not appreciate his way of rice cooking lol!

K and S said...

just make sure to shagiri if anything, Jalna :)

just make sure to shagiri, Aunty!

it is a "feel" thing, Saburo, will post if I get the courage to donabe

V, definitely shagiri if anything!

Rowena :)

Take care everyone.

K and S said...

Kirk, you should try when you do

Take care.