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How to Cook Perfect White Rice in Your Thermomix®

How to Cook Perfect White Rice in Your Thermomix®

Today, I’m going to show you how to cook white rice in your Thermomix® without it turning to mush. You will be able to retire that rice cooker, stop flooding the microwave and cook rice perfectly every time. 

Now before you add the same type of rice to every recipe you prepare, I want to share with you the differences between the huge number of varieties of rice available. Each type of rice has its own taste, texture and unique properties that work well with different types of recipes.

Parts of a Grain of Rice

But first, let’s take a look at the parts of an actual grain of rice. If you have ever been to Bali you will have seen the beautiful green and lush terraces of rice and maybe even have been lucky enough to see rice being harvested

When rice is first harvested each kernel has a hard outer rice hull or husk. This is inedible and is removed on all types of rice. 

Under the hull, the next layer is the bran. This layer is not removed in all rice types and is usually a shade of light brown but can also be reddish or black depending on the variety of the rice. Brown rice, red rice or wild rice still have the bran layer in place.

Underneath the bran layer is the germ or rice kernel and is full of B vitamins, minerals and proteins. This is also removed when rice is processed to make white rice. And this what we are going to cook today.

Types of Rice

So let’s talk about the types of rice commonly available. Rice is characterised as being either long-grain, medium grain or short grain. Simply speaking, long grain rice will have a long cylindrical shape, whereas short grain rice will be shorter and wider. 

Due to its starch composition,long-grain rice is light and fluffy when cooked and does not stick together. Jasmine rice and basmati rice are the most commonly known long-grain rice and are not only perfect for Indian and Asian dishes but also smell beautiful when being cooked. Basmati rice is perfect for making dahl and serving with curries.

Medium grain rice will is more moist and tender than long grain rice when cooked and has a greater tendency to stick together. Arborio rice is medium-grain and is perfect for making risottos, rice pudding or soups.

Short grain rice is best suited to sushi and has a sticky texture when cooked.

Let’s Cook Rice...

When you cook rice in your Thermomix®, it is actually steamed which helps keep the nutrients in your rice. And due to the size of the Thermomix® steaming basket there is a limit to how much rice you can cook at once in the bowl itself. 

If you try to cook rice in your main Thermomix® mixing bowl, you will end up with a mushy stodgy mix that is nothing like rice. 

  • For the TM31 add 1000g of tap water or stock to the mixing bowl. 
  • For the TM5 and TM6 add 1200g of water to the mixing bowl.

Measure in 350g of white rice into the steaming basket. Rinse it well and then position in the mixing bowl and cook for 20 minutes, 100°C, speed 4. 

This will make a total of around 4 cups of cooked rice. 

If you don’t need 4 cups of cooked rice, you can reduce the total weight of the rice to however many serves you need – 180g of uncooked rice will produce 2 cups of cooked rice, while 90g of uncooked rice will produce 1 cup of cooked rice. The cooking time will remain the same. 

If you need more than 4 cups of cooked rice, I place my rice into a ThermoBowl and to keep it hot while I cook the second batch.

And to help you on cooking rice, pasta and other grains, I've created a cooking time guide that you can download.


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TM Essentials has no association with Vorwerk International AG (Vorwerk) or its distributors, including Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd and Thermomix in New Zealand Limited. The products sold on this website have not been tested by Vorwerk, or any of its distributors, and Vorwerk and its distributors have not authorised or approved the use of TM Essentials products with Thermomix™ and Varoma™ appliances.

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