How To Cook Loose Rice - Easy English

Wisst ihr wie man losen Reis kocht? In diesem Video sehen wir uns zwei verschiedene Methoden an, mit denen euch der Reis immer gelingt: Wasserreis (pasta method) und Quellreis (absorption metod).


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 pot Topf
lid Deckel
boil (Wasser) kochen
absorb absorbieren/aufsaugen
pour (out) (aus)schütten
 sink Waschbecken

Pasta Method

Absorption method

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil*
  2. Add your rice.
  3. Boil (without lid) for around ten minutes.
  4. Pour out excess water.
  5. Enjoy!
  1. Decide how much rice you want to cook.
  2. Bring twice the amount of water to a boil.* (1cup of rice = 2 cups of water)
  3. Add rice and close the lid.
  4. Wait until the rice has absorped the water.
  5. Enjoy!

*Salt your water if you want.


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VOICE OVER Over the last few years I have realized one thing: The amount of people who can cook loose rice is shockingly small. Most people grab rice in a cooking bag. They are quick and easy to make, but you're also very limited in your choice of brands and rice. And one thing is sure: the best rice will not come in a bag.

If you're one of these people, don't worry. I'm here to show you two ways of cooking loose rice. And the best part: It's just as easy, if not easier, than using bagged rice.


CAMERA [in KITCHEN] Before we can start the cooking process, we need the following things: we need a stove, a cup, a pot that has a lid, and some water. And of course, we need some loose rice. As you can see, I have everything except the loose rice. So, let's go to the store and get some!


VOICE OVER [in SUPER MARKET] There are many types of rice, which one you get doesn't really matter, because the cooking method is very similar, if not identical. Some are better for specific dishes. Some are fluffy, some sticky. But they all have one thing in common: They are delicious! For this video I’m grabbing the cheapest rice I could find. Just to show you that this works with any kind of rice you can find in a store.


CAMERA [at DOOR] I’m back and now I have everything to make the perfect batch of rice. Let’s meet in the kitchen.


CAMERA [in KITCHEN] There are essentially two different ways to make loose rice. One is the absorption method, the other is the pasta method, which we want to start with. Because it’s probably the one you are most familiar with. It’s the same way you do your bagged rice or, as the name may suggest, pasta.


VOICE OVER For the pasta method, fill the pot with water and bring it to a boil. Some people like to add salt, so do that if you think that is necessary. You can add the rice once the water is boiling.


CAMERA A cup of rice of around this size should be enough to feed two people or one very hungry person. My rice should be ready in around 10 minutes, but it really depends on the type of rice you are using. So, check the package beforehand. Let’s put it on a low heat and wait.


VOICE OVER After 10 minutes we take the pot off the heat and pour the excess amount of water into the sink. If you want to you can use a strainer like I do here. What's left should be beautifully cooked rice, ready to be served.


CAMERA Beautiful. But believe it or not, this is not actually my preferred way of making rice. I prefer the absorption method, because it's quicker, cleaner and most importantly easier too.


VOICE OVER For the absorption method we need twice as much water as rice. So, if you want to make one cup of rice, bring two cups of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, put the heat on low and add your rice. Close the lid and wait until the rice has absorbed even the last drop of water.


CAMERA And this is basically it. There is nothing else to do. No pouring out excess water, no dirty sink, no bag you have to throw away afterwards. This is ready for serving.

Easy, clean and most importantly delicious.


CAMERA I hope you are in the mood for some loose rice now! You can find a transcript for this video on my website, and there you can also find a step by step guide on how to make absorption rice and the pasta method. And while you're there, why don't you check out my online store. You can find a link in the description or in the pinned comment below. And also, I'm interested, which way of making rice do you prefer? Please leave a comment down below and subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more easy English videos in the future. I hope I see you again next time.

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