When cooking rice, is your rice sometimes sticky? Does it stick to the bottom of the pot? It has happened to all of us! And whether you are making a refreshing composed salad with rice, a rice timbale or a delicious rice pudding (riz au lait) dessert, there is a simple thing to remember “not to do” to solve this problem. So check below for the Art of the Home kitchen tip that will help you ensure that your rice doesn’t stick to the pot when you cook it.
How to Stop Rice from Sticking to the Bottom of the Pot?
Art of the Home Kitchen Tip
To stop rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot, remember not to stir too often. It is a bit counterintuitive but too much stirring will cause the rice to stick together and in particular to the bottom of the pot. The reason is that when you mix rice, you are releasing the starch it contains. The starch then dissolves in the water and tends to adhere to the bottom of the pot where it is the hottest. Patience is a virtue when cooking rice (as it is in life!) — so remember, not too much stirring. Et voilà, bon appétit!