Rice is a must in the kitchen, which is not always easy to prepare. If it is cooked badly, it can be missed: too sticky or too hard. Here are all our tips for success at the Thermomix.
Thermomix: how to cook basmati rice
Basmati rice is a rice native to India, it is light and has a particular taste very appreciated. It is low fat and is ideal to accompany dishes in sauce such as beef bourguignon or various kinds of curry. Put your rice in the Thermomix basket and rinse it until the water that escapes from the basket is clear. Then pour 900 g of water for 200 g of basmati rice. Start cooking on the Varoma function, speed 4, for 15 minutes. Taste your rice, if it is not yet cooked, restart the Thermomix for a few minutes (5 minutes maximum).
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Thermomix: how to cook rice pilaf
Pilaf rice is a rice with a lot of taste, cooked in spices and broth. To make pilaf rice, you will need use a basmati rice base. Cut an onion, garlic, carrot and a little celery in small dice. Put them in the Thermomix for 30 seconds on speed 5. Add 20 g of olive oil and cook for 7 minutes at 120 ° C, speed 1. Insert the cooking basket and add 250 g of basmati rice , your vegetables as well as two teaspoons of tomato paste, one of paprika, one of cinnamon, two of cumin and a pinch of salt. Add water until rice is completely covered. Cook for 18 minutes on the Varoma Speed 3 function.
Thermomix: how to cook rice with a steamer?
To cook your rice in the Thermomix with a steam basket, here are our tips. Place your rice in the steamer basket and add 800 g of water. Cook for 20 minutes on Varoma Speed 1. Your steam rice is cooked!
Thermomix: how to successfully cook rice in the bowl or without the steam basket?
To successfully cook the rice in the bowl or without the steam basket, simply place your rice in the bottom of the Thermomix after rinsing it with clear water. Add 1 kg of water and start your Thermomix on speed 4 for 20 minutes.
Our best Thermomix risotto recipes
Here are some easy recipes for Thermomix risotto. For a traditional risotto, start by cooking onion, garlic with a little butter and olive oil on the Varoma Speed 1 function for 3 minutes. Then add your arborio rice, a little white wine, broth and your ingredients, and cook for 18 minutes at 100 ° C, speed 2. Then add a little parmesan and allow to thicken for 10 minutes. You can make a risotto with chicken and mushrooms, zucchini and spinach, pumpkin or a simple parmesan risotto.
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Thermomix: how to add flavor to your rice
To add flavor to your rice if you want to cook it with Thermomix, you can add broth instead of water. Chicken broth, beef or vegetables, you have the choice. You will not need to add salt because the broth already contains salt. You can add a little white wine and bay leaves or thyme to give even more taste!
How long can cooked rice be kept?
Cooked rice is relatively long-lived if stored in the right way. If you place it in a refrigerator in a Tupperware within 2 hours after cooking, it will keep 4 to 6 days fresh. You can also freeze your rice in a freezer bag. It will then be preserved 6 months in the freezer. If you are unsure of the condition of your rice and ask if it is still good, trust the smell. An expired rice will not smell good, you can not go wrong!
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