How To Cook Perfect Fluffy White Rice

Contrarian Clarity is not only a blog about entrepreneurship and investing. At the heart it’s about defying conventional wisdom and seeking alternative ways of doing things that lead to a better outcome. In light of this, I recently came across an unconventional way of cooking rice.

How do you normally cook rice? Chances are you wash the rice in a pot to get rid of the excess starch, fill pot up with water, put pot in rice cooker, press button and wait for light to turn green. But if you thought that was the only way to cook rice, you are wrong.

The secret to perfect fluffy rice is called the quick boil method. I tested it out and it worked like magic! I would like to reproduce it from the blog post I stumbled upon (a very interesting read):

“For the quick boil method I filled a medium saucepan with water and brought it to the boil. Then added 250g unwashed basmati rice and simmered for 10 minutes until it was only just tender and still with the faintest bight. It was then drained and the colander placed back in the saucepan to keep warm…”

In other words, you bring the water to a boil first, then add the rice in – and requires zero washing. Not only is the rice fluffier, but it’s much faster and especially suitable for time-conscious singles and couples who don’t need to cook a lot of rice in one sitting. (You could of course cook a big batch and refrigerate but it never tastes as good heating it up again).

Test it for yourself with your favourite curry! I’d love to hear how it worked out for you or whether you have a secret to fluffy rice you would like to share.

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