Just 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, appropriate burner size. For exact water and rice proportions please refer to the measurement panel on the bag.
For rice pudding and sushi, use medium or short grain rice. For a rice pilaf, use long grain rice.
There are ZERO grams of fat in long grain white rice. For the fat grams in each of our Mixes OR any of our other rice products, please refer to the Products tab above.
Yes, see glossary for definition of Converted. If your recipe requires parboiled rice, be sure you cook with the appropriate amount of liquid. Parboiled rice requires more liquid to prepare: 1 Cup parboiled rice; plus 2 ¼ Cups of Liquid; Yields about 3 cups of cooked rice.
Carolina Rice products were developed for cooking at sea level. For higher altitudes (3,000 ft or higher) liquid amounts and cooking times need to increase.
1. Increase amount of liquid by 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons per cup.
2. Increase sit/cook time: White Rice – let the rice sit 8 minutes or more, Brown Rice – cook the rice for 12-15 minutes.
Yes! We recommend starting with cooked rice.
Yes! Be sure to visit our recipe section for a recepe on stuffed bell peppers and more.
Yes! Be sure to visit our recipe section for some great ideas for rice pudding.
We recommend cooked rice in meatloaf to be sure there is enough liquid to re-hydrate the rice.
Yes! For 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.
We recommend adding the cooked rice to the soup ingredients during the last five minutes of cooking. Or serve soup and top with a scoop of rice. Store leftover soup and rice separately.
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.
Yes, refer to manufacturers directions for the specific rice cooker you have purchased.
White Rice: 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.
This is not recommended.
To prepare rice in a conventional oven use a shallow pan, add boiling liquid, 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.
It is possible for rice to absorb other smells or odors, while in storage. We recommend to store the opened bag of rice in an air tight container. Another possibility could be the quality of water in which the rice was prepared.