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Oct 9, 2006 08:53 PM

Rescuing undercooked rice?

I undercooked a big pot of rice in my rice cooker (I think I put too little water). Any way I can rescue this? Or is the rice gone to waste?


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  1. Add the rice to a large pot of boiling water, cook until done and drain through sieve. Just like pasta. It should go pretty quickly since it already mostly done.

    1. Make congee.

      Or leave it out, uncovered, overnite and make fried rice out of it.

      Usually a bad idea to re-cook undercooked rice.

      1. Or add Milk, Sugar, Cinammon Sticks & Vanilla Paste and make Arroz con Leche

        1. It's never as good if you have to recook, but it's edible. In a rice cooker, I often just add more water and turn the cooker back on, and check back in 15 minutes or so. Often, this happens when I overestimate my rice cooker's capacity, so I also have to dump some rice out.

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          1. re: AppleSister

            That is exactly what happened. I don't know if I'll try putting it back in the cooker with more water, or boiling it like pasta as suggested by mattrap, I'm afraid it'll make the rice soggy.

            Have anyone tried steaming? I don't know if it might work better. I'll let you know the results of what I tried tonight. Maybe I'll just do fried rice with it.


          2. I steamed some of the rice, it helped a little, but not much. I took the rest and made it into fried rice, I think it turned out okay.

            Thanks for the advices.