Q.

Can you offer cooking times & methods for the rice varieties in your rice sampler?

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A.

Here are some general guidelines from the manufacturer.  We have not tested these yet, so they may require some adjustments, but hopefully they will give you a ballpark estimate.

 

Bamboo Rice
Ratio: 2 cups of water per cup of rice.

Method: Put the rice & water in a pot.  Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer.  Cover the pot & simmer for 20 minutes.  Remove from the heat & let stand (covered) for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork & serving.

Yield: Each cup of dry bamboo rice will yield about two cups of cooked rice.

Purple Sticky Rice
Ratio: 2 cups of water per cup of rice.

Method: Put the rice & water in a pot.  Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer.  Cover the pot & simmer on low for 40 minutes.  Remove from the heat & let stand (covered) for 10 minutes before fluffing with a fork & serving.

Other uses: can also be used in black rice pudding recipes.

Yield: Each cup of dry purple sticky rice will yield about two cups of cooked rice.

Wild Rice
Ratio: 4 cups of water per cup of rice.

Method: Put the rice & water in a pot.  Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer.  Cover the pot & simmer for 45-50 minutes (until the rice bursts). Drain off excess water & serve.

Yield: Six ounces of dry wild rice will yield about three cups of cooked rice.

French Camargue Rice
Ratio: 1 ½ cups of water per cup of rice.

Method: Put the rice & water in a pot.  Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer.  Cover the pot & simmer for 30-40 minutes (until the grains are tender).

Yield: Each cup of dry Camargue rice will yield about three cups of cooked rice.

Himalayan Red Rice
Ratio: 2 1/4 cups of water per cup of rice.

Method: Put the rice & water in a pot.  Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer.  Cover the pot & simmer for 20-25 minutes. Fluff with a fork & serve

Carnaroli Rice
This is a risotto rice variety and is best prepared using the risotto method (see how to make risotto for details & our risotto recipes for examples).  It can also be used to make rice pudding.

Gaba Rice (Sprouted Brown Rice)
Ratio: 3 cups of water per 2 cups of rice.

Method: Rinse the rice.  Put the rice & water in a pot.  Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer.  Cover the pot & simmer for 40 minutes.  Fluff with a fork & serve.

For more ideas for how to enjoy your rice, check out our rice recipes & techniques collection.

– Question Submitted by Dennis L.




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