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May 19, 2010 03:54 PM

quick rice Q

I fried off some rice for a jambalaya, but it's a bit crunchy still after boiling in the stock - will it be softer after I leave it overnight?

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  1. I haven't run into this problem, but my instinct tells me no.

    Is it already integrated into the jambalaya? I ask because I almost always cook my rice in those types of rice and bean dishes (I like the creamier mouth-feel). But if the rice is still a separate component, then I might do a *small* test batch in the micro with a little water, covered with a paper towel. I've done with with rice before, but not fried rice, so I am not certain if the rice will still accept moisture. I might even do another small batch in either a steamer, or in a boil, in order to compare them. If neither of those worked, then I would just do up another batch of rice, because who wants their jambalaya ruined by rice?

    Hopefully, someone will chime in to say that a restful stay in the fridge will do the job, and save you some work. Good Luck!

    1. Probably not, but if not, you can always add to a microwave safe dish, with a few tablespoons of water, cover with plastic and microwave to heat. The steam should soften the rice up nicely.

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      1. re: Cherylptw

        Thanks both - no microwave and I used all of my rice!

        There was less liquid in it this morning and a quick bite seemed ok. I'll report back after lunch ;)

        1. re: Soop

          Well, I've just eaten some and it's better. Not perfect, but not bad.

          *edit* the more I eat the better it gets!