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How to Cook Rice Perfectly (Page 6)

Rest Up Before Digging In

Pictured Recipe: Brown Rice Pilaf

5. Rest Up Before Digging In

Once the rice is done cooking, let it stand for at least 5 minutes with the lid on. Food-science expert Harold McGee says this “resting period” allows the grains of rice to cool and become firm, so that the rice doesn’t break when scooped from the pot. Once rested, fluff rice with fork, and you should have a light and aromatic final product!

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