Instant rice, also known as minute rice, is rice
that has been precooked and dehydrated
so that it cooks more rapidly. Regular rice requires approximately 20 minutes to cook while instant rice needs anywhere between five and 10 minutes. Because it has already been cooked, all that is necessary to prepare instant rice is to simply re-hydrate it with hot water. nstant rice is made by using several methods. The most common method is similar to the home cooking process. The rice is blanched in hot water, steamed and rinsed. It is then placed in large ovens
for dehydration until the moisture content reaches approximately twelve percent or less.
The basic principle involves increasing moisture of the milled white rice by using steam or water to form cracks or holes in the kernels. The fast cooking properties come from the fact that, when recooked, water can penetrate into the cracked grain much more quickly.
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