Determination of the proportions of water and grains when cooking rice is one of the most critical moments in its preparation. The value of these ratios depends on what kind of dish of rice you want to cook.

Rice side dish

One of the most popular ways to use rice is its use as a side dish or component of a complex culinary dishes, such as pilaf. In this case, it is important that the cooked rice turned out crumbly and its grains are straight and well separated from each other.

This result is achieved by proper ratio of cereals and water when cooking. So, if we consider this ratio by weight, the experienced Housewives are advised to keep the ratio at which 100 grams of cereals is taken about 150 grams of water. Often, however, in the preparation of this product are not weights, and measures of volume, such as a glass. In this regard, note that equal amounts of water and rice weigh in different ways: for example, a Cup of rice weighs about 200 grams, and a glass of water - about 250 grams. Therefore, in order to correct proportions for one Cup of rice you need to take one Cup of water and about 1/6 of this amount that will provide the necessary ratio.

Rice porridge

Rice porridge is a popular Breakfast among the inhabitants of Russia. The main ingredients in order to cook congee is rice and water, and in their preparation for cooking is also important to observe the correct proportions. In General we can say that cooking rice in the form of porridge will require more liquid than cooking this cereal garnish.

However, the exact amount of water, in turn, will depend on the nature of the cereal you want to. So, for cooking crumbly porridge is enough to observe the ratio of rice and water in a ratio of 1 to 2 by weight. For example, 100 grams of cereals in this case you will need 200 grams of water. If you want to cook viscous porridge, the proportion should be changed to a ratio of 1 to 3 per 100 grams of cereals 300 grams of water. At the same time to brew such a mess should be long enough.

If you don't have kitchen scales, you can use sample weight ratio of rice and water in a glass. So, for the crisp cereal in 1 Cup of rice weighs about 200 grams you will need to pour about 1.5 cups of water. And to prepare a viscous porridge for the same amount of rice requires about 2.5 cups. It should be remembered that in the cooking process the water can be completely or partially replaced with milk: it will give the porridge a special creamy taste, and the proportions of the feedstock will be approximately the same.