How do you cook restaurant-quality rice?

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  1. Krassus

    Krassus Golden Member

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    Rice in restaurants is one of my favorite foods. Rice at home is garbage. We tried boiling it, steaming it, etc. But it doesn't even come close to restaurant-quality rice. So how do they do it? I refuse to believe that not a single person here has ever worked in a restaurant! :D
     
  2. Ryan

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    Buy a rice cooker (that is how most restaurants cook their rice). Then you'll just have to mix water and rice, and it self cooks to perfection :)
     
  3. Kilgor

    Kilgor Diamond Member

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    Put it in a rice cooker.
     
  4. Krassus

    Krassus Golden Member

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    Alright, well thats easy! Which one should i buy and how much should i spend?
     
  5. amnesiac

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    Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker > *


    You can get *acceptable* rice from any >$50 enclosed (read: NON glass top) rice cooker by Panasonic/National or Tiger, but if you want BOMB DIGGITY AZZ rice, that you can keep warm for 2 days without turning to paste, get a Zojirushi. Costs about $150 but worth every damn penny.
     
  6. Nocturnal

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    Dude, to be honest rice from resataurants suck. Just get a decent Japanese branded rice cooker and you'll be amazed.
     
  7. Ryan

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    100 bucks on a really nice one, around 30 for a basic one. Zojirushi is best :)
     
  8. PeeluckyDuckee

    PeeluckyDuckee Diamond Member

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    Restaurant rice is quality rice?? :Q I hope you're not talking about asian restaurants 'cause they're not all what you think ;)
     
  9. Krassus

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    You should see the "rice" i had for supper yesterday. In comparison, wet cardboard seems delicious.
     
  10. isekii

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    it's not our fault you have no clue how to cook rice.
     
  11. Krassus

    Krassus Golden Member

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    Hahah! Cook rice? Who me? Dude, i'm still learning how to boil water!! :D
     
  12. Krassus

    Krassus Golden Member

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    Whats the problem with glass tops?
     
  13. fs5

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    glass tops usually don't close all the way, merely just rest on top. plastic top ones usually seal closed.
     
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    the biggest problem i had with it - it was the biggest PITA to clean.
     
  15. littleprince

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    Asian restaurants rarely have "great" rice...

    Don't expect a japanese rice cooker to make your uncle bens taste gd either...
    Gotta go out and get a gd bag of ric.e
     
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    Don't restaurants use the nonsticky rice? I prefer sticky rice.
     
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    it depends on which restaurant, some have sticky, some don't.

    and yea home rice p0wns
     
  18. isekii

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    Yea domestic rice is garbage.
     
  19. Nocturnal

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    Yes you need to get good rice, not crappy rice!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Krassus

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    Alright, so what kind of rice should i buy? I prefer non-sticky. Any other attributes i should look for?
     
  21. Chaotic42

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    Just get a $20 rice cooker from Walmart. It makes Uncle Ben kick even more ass than he did before. I'd take it over the rice the Chinese Restaurants have around here.
     
  22. HappyFace

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    Your gas tank called, it's hungry!
     
  23. jacob0401

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    We always buy short grain...but that makes sticky rice.
     
  24. YellowRose

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    Rice? Try a pan and some water
     
  25. 0roo0roo

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    theres a variety of grains to choose from. some long thin dryish, others fat stubby and sorta fluffy/sticky. theres a bunch, and they DO taste different:)

    you have to choose the same one as the restaurant, i can't think of the name right now:)

    that and get a decent rice cooker.