Leaving rice to simmer too long causes it stick and burn onto cookware. Burned rice produces a crispy, brownish-black residue. Neglecting to clean burned rice from a pan only accelerates the problem, as the residue becomes harder to detach with passing time. Aside from the mess, burned rice smells foul and mars a pan's appearance.
Things You'll Need
- Wooden spoon
- Dishwashing soap
- Nylon kitchen sponge
Scrape burned rice grains out of the pan with a wooden spoon. Detach as much burned rice residue as possible.
Fill the dirty pan half full of warm water. Squirt about 9 tsp. dishwashing soap into the pan.
Simmer the pot of sudsy water over low heat for 15 minutes. The combination of heat and dish soap causes burned rice to soften and loosen from the cookware.
Turn off the heat and let the sudsy water cool for 30 minutes. Once cool, use the wooden spoon to scrape the softened rice out of the pan.
Scrub the entire pan, (inside and outside, with a nylon kitchen sponge and dish soap to detach any lingering rice and burned residue.
Rinse the pan in hot, flowing water. Thoroughly flush out all soap and loosened debris from the pan.
Dry the pan with a dishtowel before storing it.
Tips & Warnings
- Substitute ¼ cup baking soda for dish soap when simmering the solution. Baking soda loosens burned gunk in pans.
- Abrasive scrubbing sponges and metal spoons can scratch pans.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images
How to Cook Omurice
Omurice, also known as omu-rice or omelet rice, is a dish commonly served in Japan at Western-style restaurants. It's made by wrapping...
How to Clean a Burned Pot
It happens to just about everyone at some point in time. Put something on the stove, walk away and forget about it....
How to Get Baked on Grease and Food Off of Pots and Pans Easily
This is the way that I get grease and dried on or baked on food off of the pots and pans in...
How to Get Burned Sugar Out of a Stainless Steel Pan
When sugar burns onto the bottom of a stainless steel pot or pan, removing it can seem like an impossible task. However,...
How to Get Burnt Milk Off of Stainless Steel Pots
When sleep isn't as forthcoming as you'd like it to be, warm milk is said to help. You can bring milk to...
How to Get Burnt Plastic Off of Pans
It will often come as a shock, but the smell is unmistakable, when you accidentally burn plastic to one of your cooking...
How to Clean Burned Rice Out of a Pot
If you cook rice too long, or forget to stir the pot as the rice cooks, you often get left with cooked-on...