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How much water

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  • Betica May 16, 2008

    I'm cooking brown rice for the first time in the rice cooker.  What's the ratio of water to rice?  I heard that if the rice sticks too much, to omit the oil, is that true?  

    Instead of water, I'm using homemade broth.  Is that a problem?  

    In the past I've had the rice all stick to the bottom of the rice cooker and not cook completely, is there a way to avoid that?

    MANY thanks!

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    Hi, I have a Farbaware Nutri steamer for rice....I lost the directions and forgot how much water and rice it takes to make a batch of rice properly...



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Well, the ideal rule of thumb is about 1.5 - 2 inches of water above the level of rice. Then again, it depends what type of rice you are cooking...But 1.5 inches should work.


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One part rice to one part water for white rice.
The harder rice like brown or wild rice. step it up to 1.5 to 2 times the amount of rice. I like my rice moist. so I always use double the water to rice. I use 1/2 cup rice and one cup water.

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