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Timetable for Cooking Rice and Other Grains

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Follow this chart for cooking rice and other grains.


Timetable for Cooking Rice & Other Grains (1 cup uncooked)
Type (1 cup)  Cooking Liquid (cups) Directions Approx. Simmer Time (minutes) Approx. Yield (cups)
White Rice
Regular long grain 2 Heat rice and liquid to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 15 3
Parbroiled (converted) 2 1/2 Heat liquid to boiling. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. Remove from heat. Let stand covered 5 minutes. 20-25 3-4
Precooked (instant) 1 Heat liquid to boiling. Stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand covered 5 minutes. 0 2
Brown Rice
Regular long grain 2 3/4 Heat rice and liquid to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 45-50 4
Precooked (instant) 1 1/4 Heat liquid to boiling. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 10 2
Aromatic Rice
Basmati 1 1/2 Heat rice and liquid to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 15-20 3
Jasmine 1 3/4 Heat rice and liquid to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 15-20 3
Texmati 1 3/4 Heat rice and liquid to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 15-20 3
Wild Rice
Wild Rice 2 1/2 Heat rice and liquid to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 40-50 3
Barley
Quick-Cooking Barley 2 Heat liquid to boiling. Stir in barley. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. Let stand covered 5 minutes. 10-12 3
Regular Barley 4 Heat liquid to boiling. Stir in barley. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 45-50 4
Millet Barley 2 1/2 Heat millet and liquid to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 15-20 4
Quinoa Barley 2 Heat quinoa and liquid to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 15 3-4
Triticale Barley 2 1/2 Heat water (do not add salt) to boiling. Do not use broth. Stir in triticale. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 1:45 2 1/2
Wheat Berries Barley 2 1/2 Heat wheat berries and liquid to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 50-60 2 3/4-3
Other Grains - Soaking
Bulgur 3 Pour boiling liquid over bulgur. Cover and soak (do not cook). Drain if needed. Or cook as directed on package. Soak 30-60 3
Kasha (roasted buckwheat groats/kernels) 2 Pour boiling liquid over kasha. Cover and soak (do not cook). Drain if needed. Or cook as directed on package. Soak 10-15 4

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