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Baking up delicious rice dishes

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Rice can be a versatile cooking ingredient, with different preparation methods and results to suit every palate.  It can be enjoyed crispy, fluffy or even al dente.

On most occasions, a rice cooker is your best bet for those seeking a simple bowl of steamed rice.  For the more adventurous rice connoisseur or those with larger families, a steam combination oven like the 74-litre Electrolux EOB8851AAX can be used to produce a variety of rice dishes, and prepare large servings at one go for everyone.


Inspiration Oven
The large capacities of the latest Electrolux Inspiration range of ovens allow you to cook large portions of food at once for both family and guests.

Baked Rice

The convection function of this oven helps ensure that rice dishes are cooked evenly so you don’t end up with overcooked rice at the bottom and undercooked rice near the top.

Use 400ml of water for one cup of white rice or 450ml for one cup of brown rice.  Preheat the oven to 200oC while bringing the water to a boil on the stove. Once the liquid is boiling, cover the pot tightly and transfer it to the oven. Bake for 25 minutes for white rice, or an hour for brown rice. The result should be rice that is tender and fluffy but not mushy. The liquid should also be absorbed.

Once cooked, fluff the rice with a fork to let the steam out to prevent it from overcooking.

Claypot rice

Claypot Rice
By sunday driver

The popular claypot rice dish can also be baked in big batches in an oven.

Cooking a rice meal in a claypot is popular in Asia. Cooking rice with ingredients like sausages, dried shrimps and mushrooms means that the rice has to slowly simmer on low heat.  While cooking, it absorbs the delicious flavours of these other ingredients.  The result is a flavourful dish with fluffy rice and tender meat.

Crispy rice

Crispy rice crackers are a popular snack, and can be served with a hot soup or sauce as a dish. After cooking the rice and letting it cool, place it on a baking sheet and spread it out so that the rice layer is no more than a quarter of an inch thick.

Bake the rice for 50 to 55 minutes at 150oC, until it becomes dry. Cool and cut into squares. If you are looking to use it in a sauce or soup, deep fry the rice squares just before the dish is served to ensure it remains crispy during consumption. Deep fry a few at a time, turning frequently until they turn brown and puff up. This process should not take more than a few seconds.

Risotto

If you’re looking to serve an easy one-dish meal for dinner, consider an oven-baked risotto. Sauté the ingredients in the risotto, such as vegetables or meat on the cooking hob. Then stir in the rice, wine and broth, and cover the mixture before placing it in the oven and baking until the rice is tender.  Stir in grated cheese and butter before serving for a creamy, flavourful result.

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