On the whole, the UK is a nation of rice lovers. Whether it’s served as a simple side to a curry or is centre of attention in a dish like risotto or Biryani, it plays a huge part in a lot of our favourite cuisines; most cook and eat it at least once a week. But based on our recent survey almost a quarter of people admit they struggle to cook rice that comes out fluffy and aromatic every single time – sometimes they’re left with soggy, overcooked grains that are waterlogged and stuck to each other instead.
The most important thing to acknowledge is that different types of rice cook at different times and temperatures, so unfortunately there isn’t one single rule for cooking all the grains grown around the world. That said, according to our survey results, Basmati is by far the most popular rice variety in Britain with seventy-seven per cent picking it as their favourite – so it’s definitely the one to focus on and ensure you know exactly what goes into it and what’s involved in cooking it to perfection every time.