This is my third article in a series about rice cooking. Previously, I wrote about cooking rice without heat and cooking rice without salt. Now it is time to check if it’s possible to cook rice without water. Long story short, yes, rice may be cooked without water. Only don’t thresh or dry it before cooking it. Prepare it as soon as possible after gathering or harvesting. Cook it for a very short time, most likely in a microwave oven. It will have a distinct flavor from dried rice steamed in water, but it will most likely be quite mushy.
How to Cook Rice Without Water in a Pressure Cooker?
Rice prepared in a pressure cooker is very much the same manner as it is in a regular stove, with a few minor differences. Just start by lightly sautéing the grains of rice in a spoonful of oil of your choice, until they’re evenly covered. Then, using a one-to-one proportion, Add any vegetable broth or chicken broth into the rice pot. Bring the pot to high pressure. And finally, reduce the heat to equalize the pressure, and start the stopwatch for 7 to 10 mins, depending on whether cooking white rice or brown rice. When it’s done cooking, carefully loosen the pressure of the cooker (if you do it too soon using rice or pasta, you’ll end up with a lot of froth pouring out of the pressure cooker’s lid). The oil also aids in the reduction of froth. Rice prepared this way will turn out flawlessly.
Cooking Rice in Pressure Cooker – Advices
The pressure cooker uses extremely little fuel to get up to the high intensity and sustain it, and it uses so little water since the vapor is continually recycled within the enclosed pan. This also prevents tastes and nutrition from evaporating via the steam. Instead of cooking rice for 35-40 minutes or pasta for 12 to even 15 minutes, you’ll be done in a flash.
If you have some thick napkins, you can effectively eradicate your pressure cooker from the heat source thereby preserving fuel. Wrap the pressure cooker in the thick sheets or duvets, and your meal will cook for a few minutes for approximately an hour using this shielded method, which is far lengthier than required for rice or noodles. In any case, the pressure cooker will drastically reduce the time required to cook pasta or rice. Additionally, it can be quite useful in making your culinary demands simple but masterful in a variety of different ways.
So that’s one approach. What about the other one? The alternative option is to use a solar oven. Take a note that this may a little longer. If you’re creating a meal containing brown rice, such as a stew or soup, you may simply add just a little additional liquid to your dried rice or noodles and allow the grains to slowly cook in the cuisine. They’ll soak up the flavors and turn out to be quite tasty. This uses less water and gives the meal a lot of flavors.