Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Made Mush

Last night I made a pot of lentils and a pot of rice. The rice was a mushy mess because I measured. When I don't measure it comes out perfectly.

Cooking disasters

Problem: Your rice has overcooked into a mushy mess.

It's best to have a rice cooker, but if you don't, the grain can split and the rice can become mushy. If it's just sticky and the grain hasn't split, Epicurious recommends rinsing it in cold water in a colander, and separating the rice with your fingers.

Solution: Mushy rice can easily be turned into fried rice. Toss it in a saucepan with eggs, vegetables and some soy sauce, and you can save your rice. But it might not necessarily go with what you had planned.

Alternative Solution: The other option is to start over and make a new batch of rice, while you commit your mushy rice to making something different and cool. You can make rice pudding, rice porridge, rice pancakes, or SheKnows suggests turning it into meatballs by mixing a few cups with some minced meat. The rice makes a great filler for bigger meatballs without sacrificing flavor.