How to Cook Rice by Adding Vinegar to Water

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Keeping cooked rice from clumping together is a challenge many people face. The starch on the surface of the grains becomes sticky when wet, causing the rice to congeal rather than nicely separating when prepared. However, adding a small amount of white vinegar to the water while the rice cooks easily solves this kitchen dilemma. The vinegar helps "rinse" the excess starch from the grains, leaving fluffy rice without affecting the taste.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium-size pan with lid
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • Bring 2 cups water and 1 cup white rice to a boil in a medium-size pan.

  • Add 1 tsp. white vinegar to the boiling water.

  • Reduce the heat to low, then cover the pan.

  • Allow the rice to simmer for 15 minutes, then fluff with a fork and serve.

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