Rice has always been a traditional part of Chinese
life. It's cheap, filling, tastes great, and can be
used in many different ways.
Everyone has had steamed rice and fried rice and those
two very simple dishes are a great addition to many
different meals. More popular in the warmer Southern
China, rice is grown all over the place and it has
been for thousands of years.
If you have a Chinese rice recipe that sounds great,
just take your time and learn to cook rice first.
Many people think rice is simple to cook and very hard
to mess up. That couldn't be farther from the truth.
Rice can be completely ruined in many ways.
There could be too much water, too little water, it
can be overcooked, undercooked, and burnt. Anyone who
has had restaurant quality rice and then tried to
recreate it has learned this lesson.
Chinese recipes usually call for a specific type of
rice that is cooked a certain way. If you think your
jasmine rice will taste just as good a little crunchy,
you are very wrong.
Improperly cooked rice can annihilate even the most
delicious Chinese recipe and the reaction from friends
and family might turn you off from cooking Chinese
food for a long time.
The easiest way to cook rice is with a rice cooker.
These are fairly cheap and automatically shut off when
the rice is finished.
You can never mess your rice up again as long as you
follow the directions of the machine and the rice
By adding perfect rice to accompany a great Chinese
recipe, you will have a much better reaction from
everyone who eats it.