Cooking rice is an art – once you get the hang of it, nothing can ever go wrong because it is one of the easiest to cook recipes once you know the right steps, but the most important is to cook it healthfully yet perfectly. Here is the best and easiest way to do so:
Choosing the Rice
Rice comes in many varieties, it is best to avoid heavily processed, modified or bleached rice because they might look good but are very unhealthy so choose the one that does not look bright white (bleached), or is enriched. For best results, use aged rice (one that is dried out naturally for a minimum of 3-4 months after harvesting) that is authentic and parboiled because it is very nutritious and healthy.
Getting the Rice to Water Ratio Right
Typically, the rice to water ratio should be 1:2, which means you should use 2 cups of water for cooking 1 cup of rice but it is best to follow instructions on the rice bag.
Using the Right Pot
Last but not the least, it is important to use the right pot to cook healthy rice that is free from toxins and with all nutrients intact. Metal or ceramic pots are just not right for the job because they leach toxins and destroy complex carbs in rice – a common cause of diabetes. It is best to use a pot made from unglazed primary clay or pure clay (you can get one from MEC).
Pure clay is nothing but the earth itself so when using a pure clay pot, you are cooking healthy and nutritious rice with the three elements of nature – air, water and earth. Pure clay is 100% non-toxic and cooks with gentle far infrared heat that keeps complex carbs and other nutrients in rice intact.
You don’t need any additives or oils, just add rice and water to the pot, cover the lid and let it cook on medium heat – usually for 20 minutes for cooking 2 cups of rice. It’s that easy!
You can get a pure clay pot from Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) – a US based company that makes pots and pans from pure clay from raw material sourced locally and sells them to customers around the globe through their online store. Visit MEC Store to get your pure clay rice cooker today!