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How to Parboil or Precook Rice.

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Learn how to parboil or precook rice and the advantages of parboiling rice.

Parboiling is an act of partially cooking or boiling any food substance. Examples of food that can be parboiled or precooked are: rice, sweet potatoes, carrot, mixed vegetables, noodles e.t.c.

Rice is a staple in any kitchen. It is an excellent source of full packed vitamin (E, B, Thiamin, niacin), mineral, and potassium. Rice is divided into several varieties, which are classified as short, medium, long-grain based on the length. Sticky and parboiled based on texture. Brown, polished, forbidden and wild based on color. Basmati and jasmine based on aroma.

In this post, I will be discussing the process involved in parboiling or pre-cooking rice. The parboiling process is done by precooking rice (without the husk) in order to reduce its starch content. It also allows the rice to absorb ingredients and spices easily.

Parboiled rice

Parboiling or pre-cooking rice helps to reduce starch, which result in transparent grains that are less sticky and more separate when cooked. Parboiling rice helps to reduce the arsenic content in the rice by 25% and increases calcium by 213%. Parboiled rice can be used to prepare jollof rice, fried rice e.t.c It can also be stored in a Ziploc for later use.

How to parboil Rice.

Equipment:

  • Measuring Cup
  • Saucepan or rice cooker
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Cooker
  • Sieve

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rice 
  • 2 cups of water

Procedures:

  1. Wash the rice in cold water and place in a pot of boiling water.
  2. Leave it to cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the water from the rice with the help of sieve or colander.
  4. Pass the rice through cold running water.
  5. Leave in the sieve to drain all the water.
  6. Your rice is now precooked.
Parboiled rice

How to parboil or precook rice.

The parboiling process is done by precooking rice (without the husk) in order to reduce its starch content.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course starter
Cuisine African

Equipment

  • Measuring Cup
  • Saucepan or rice cooker
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Cooker
  • Sieve

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 2 cups Water

Instructions
 

  • Wash the rice in cold water and place in a pot of boiling water.
  • Leave it to cook for 10 minutes
  • Drain the water from the rice with the help of sieve or colander
  • Pass the rice through cold running water
  • Leave in the sieve to drain all the water.
  • Your rice is now precooked.

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