Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


« TGIF Funnies | Main | Better Cooking Through Technology: A Guest Post »

November 11, 2012



the link "post at CommonHealth is helpful" does not work


I stumbled upon the "pasta" method after my rice cooker consistently burned brown rice (and I was unwillingly to buy another rice cooker).

I do not rinse the rice, since there is almost no starch on its surface. AFAIK, there is no arsenic on the surface either. But I suppose that rinsing does no harm.

In the pasta method, the object of cooking on low heat is to avoid spillovers that mess up the stove, rather than to absorb the water. To cover loosely is to avoid wasting heat energy (while preventing spillovers).

After draining (and turning off the heat), the rice can be returned to the same pot (and covered for best effect) to keep warm and distribute the moisture evenly.

Finally, it is theoretically possible to prepare a whole bunch of rice on weekends, to be frozen for weekday use, although I do not have enough experience to comment on the likely results of doing so.

john donohue

Thanks for letting me know. I fixed it!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)