Supreme Rice

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Q
    When I cook my rice it always turns out … too hard, too soft, mushy, gummy. Why?
    A
    Be sure you have the correct rice for the right purpose or recipe you are preparing. Never disturb the rice during cook time. Some other reasons could be: correct measurement of rice and water, inadequate simmer or cook time, correct pot size, or appropriate burner size.
  • Q
    What is the best way to cook white rice?
    A
    A general procedure for cooking long grain white rice is the 1-2-3 rule: 1 part uncooked long grain or medium grain rice, plus 2 parts liquid, equals 3 parts cooked rice. Bring 2 cups of *liquid to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan. Stir in 1 cup of rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let steam with the lid on for 2 minutes longer. Makes 3 cups cooked rice. *Liquid used can be water or you can use meat or vegetable stock instead.
  • Q
    What is a serving size of Supreme Rice Long Grain White Rice?
    A
    Our long grain white rice has a serving size of ¼ cup dry. For more information, refer to the Products tab above.
  • Q
    How long can I store cooked Supreme Rice Long Grain White Rice in the refrigerator? Freezer?
    A
    Cooked rice can be refrigerated for up to six days, or stored in the freezer for six months.
  • Q
    Can I cook Supreme White Rice in a conventional oven?
    A
    For the oven... in a shallow pan, use boiling liquid, add rice, stir, cover and bake at 350°F. Cook long grain rice for 25 to 30 minutes; parboiled rice 30 to 40 minutes; and brown rice 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Q
    What is the best way to cook Supreme Rice?
    A
    General procedure for cooking long grain white rice is the 1-2-3 rule. 1 part uncooked long grain or medium grain rice, plus 2 parts liquid, equal 3 parts cooked rice. Bring 2 cups of *liquid to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan. Stir in 1 cup of rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let steam with the lid on for 2 minutes longer. *You can use meat or vegetable stock instead of plain water. Makes 3 cups cooked rice.
  • Q
    Can I cook Supreme Rice in any liquid other than water?
    A
    Yes, but if you are using fruit juices, we recommend using ½ juice and ½ water. Meat or vegetable stocks can be used instead of water. Or, just add a bouillon cube to the water.
  • Q
    Can I use Supreme Rice to make a stir-fry or fried rice dish?
    A
    Yes, for the best results, try using left-over cooked white rice. Adding more whole grains to your diet? Try substituting cooked whole grain brown rice instead of regular white rice for your stir-fry or fried rice recipe.
  • Q
    How do you keep rice warm before serving?
    A
    Cooked rice should be kept warm (about 160° F). If entertaining, we suggest keeping rice warm in the oven, warming table, steamer or crock-pot.
  • Q
    How do I re-heat Supreme Rice?
    A
    To re-heat cooked rice, add 2 tablespoons of liquid per cup of rice. Cover and heat about 5 minutes on top of the range or oven. If warming in a microwave oven, cook on high about 1½ minutes per cup.
  • Q
    Can I cook Supreme Rice in a microwave oven?
    A
    Yes. In a 2-quart microwave-safe dish combine 2 cups of water and 1 cup of rice. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power, microwave for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. If your microwave does not have variable power settings, follow the manufacturer's directions. Also, it is not recommended to cook more than 1 cup of uncooked rice in the microwave.
  • Q
    What is the shelf life of uncooked Supreme Rice Long Grain White Rice?
    A
    White rice products have nearly indefinite shelf lives. If stored properly and protected from infestation and extreme temperature fluctuations, white rice products may be maintained for long periods of time. For best results, place the product in a sealed container and store in a cool, dry place. Uncooked white rice may also be stored in a pantry, refrigerator, or freezer.

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