Posted: 28 months ago


Rice is one of the staple foods of our cuisine. Easy to prepare, rice is a versatile food ingredient and can be mixed/cooked with anything - from veggies to chicken and to even milk and sugar. However, there's one thing that often troubles us while cooking rice is that they always stick to the pan.

You might have tried greasing your pan with excess oil or butter but still, you cannot prevent the rice from sticking. And when that happens, we all know the struggle of scratching out the sticky rice from the bottom. So, if you also find yourself in the same situation every now and then, fret not, we have just the solution you need!

A professional chef told his Instagram followers to first heat the pan on very high heat. Then add in some oil and keep it till it becomes smoky. Then in a separate bowl, take the oil out. Lastly, heat the pan again. This way, the pan will become non-stick for a while.

While this was just one tip to prevent the rice from sticking. We have some other tips that can help you cook rice like a pro. See below:

1. Place the rice in a mesh strainer and rinse it in cold water in the sink. This will help to remove the layer of starch from the rice, which makes it sticky.

2. When you stir the rice, starch is released, making it sticky. So, keep the lid on the rice container and don't stir it too much. Let it rest before scooping out.

3. Keep the lid on the pot and move it to a burner that isn't on. Allow the rice to sit for 5 to 10 minutes to absorb more of the steam from the cooking process. Without the lid, your rice could end up burning and sticking down.

Let us know which method works for you.