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  1. Q:

    What are some alternative cooking methods for BEN’S ORIGINAL™ CONVERTED™ Long Grain Rice?

    A:

    SLOW COOKER
    Combine 250 mL (1 cup) rice and 625 mL (2 ½ cups) water. Stir well. Cover and cook on HIGH heat until water is absorbed, about 1½ to 2 hours.

     

    DOUBLE BOILER
    Bring 560 mL (2 ¼ cups) water to a boil in top section of double boiler. Stir in 250 mL (1 cup) rice. Place over gently boiling water in bottom section of double boiler. Cover and cook until all water is absorbed (approximately 35 minutes).

     

    OVEN
    Bring the recommended amount of water to a boil. Place the measured amount of rice in a shallow baking pan, pour boiling water over rice. Cover tightly and place in 400°F oven. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Fluff rice before serving.

     

    SKILLET (REGULAR & ELECTRIC)
    Add 250 mL (1 cup) rice and 625 mL (2 ½ cups) water in a skillet and stir. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.

     

    STEAMER
    Use boiling water and place rice and water in steamer or steam table pan. Stir. Place uncovered in steamer and cook according to manufacturer's directions OR using 10 pounds pressure, cook for 15–20 minutes.

     

    WOK (REGULAR OR ELECTRIC)
    Add 250 mL (1 cup) rice and 560 mL (2 ¼ cups) water to a wok and stir. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until water is absorbed (approximately 20 to 25 minutes).

     

    RICE COOKER
    Ricecookers vary and you may need to adjust the amount of water to obtain the desired rice texture. Follow the rice cooker manufacturer’s directions for cooking rice. Typically using

  2. Q:

    How do I cook large-quantity batches of BEN’S ORIGINAL™ CONVERTED™ Long Grain Rice?

    A:

    Use the following measurements for large quantity cooking directions for BEN’S ORIGINAL™ CONVERTED™ Long Grain Rice:

     

    Number of Servings 185 mL (3/4 cup) prepared rice Uncooked Rice (Dry Rice) Water
    10 625 mL (2 ½ cups) 1250 mL (5 cups)
    20 1250 mL (5 cups) 2500 mL (10 cups)
    40 2500 mL (10 cups) 5000 mL (20 cups)
    100 6250 mL (25 cups) 12500 mL (50 cups)

     

    If there is too much water, the heat was too low or the rice did not boil for an adequate amount of time. The consumer can drain off the excess.

     

    If there is not enough water, the flame/heat was too high during the boiling process, the saucepan was too large and it caused an excessive evaporation of water. You can add more water and cook longer. Too large a pan used causing excessive evaporation of water. Use smaller pan.

     

  3. Q:

    My BEN’S ORIGINAL™ CONVERTED Long Grain Rice isn’t cooking the way I expected. What am I doing?

    A:

    COOKING PROBLEMS

    HARD/FIRM RICE
    Reason 1: Not enough liquid. Add more liquid and cook longer. Reason 2: Too large a pan used causing excessive evaporation of water. Use smaller pan.

    STICKY/MUSHY RICE
    Reason 1: Avoid stirring during cooking and set aside time. Reason 2: Cooked too long. Reduce cooking time. Reason 3: Holding large quantity in pan after liquid is absorbed. When preparing two or more cups, immediately transfer the cooked rice to serving dish.

    WATERY RICE
    Reason 1: Incorrect proportions may have been used (measure accurately). Reason 2: Cooking heat may be too low during the simmering step. Use higher heat. Reason 3: Cooking method used may not result in dry rice. Remove cover after cooking and leave on very low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.

    DRY/HARD RICE
    Reason 1: The cooking heat may have been too high causing the liquid to evaporate too fast. Because heating elements on stoves may vary (gas or electric), we recommend reducing the heat level during simmering.

  4. Q:

    Can you please provide some ingredient substitutions when cooking BEN’S ORIGINALTM CONVERTEDTM Long Grain Rice?

    A:

    INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTION
    BROTH/JUICE
    To add extra flavour without adding fat, replace water with broth, bouillon or consommé (chicken, beef or vegetable flavours). You may also replace water with fruit or vegetable juices.