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How to Cook All Kinds of Rice in VitaClay (7700 & 7900 Models ONLY)

January 30, 2017

How to Cook All Kinds of Rice in VitaClay (7700 & 7900 Models ONLY)

VitaClay Models suitable for cooking rice: VF7700, VM7900(please never use other models for cooking rice, as it may damage the pot and will invalidate the warranty). 

VitaClay is truly a multi-cooker. It can cook all kinds of things: from slow cooking dishes like stews, soups, and roasts, to reheating and steaming vegetables and soups, to oatmeal, quinoa, and sweet potatoes.

But you'd be missing out if you had a VitaClay and never made rice in it.

We've all eaten rice, and it seems like a pretty plain grain: nothing much to it, and no real way to improve the flavor and texture or to mess it up, right?

Wrong! I couldn't' believe it the first time I tried rice cooked in VitaClay. It tasted better, the texture was amazing, and I couldn't believe that plain rice could be so good.

Could it really just be the clay that made all of that difference?

There's a reason that clay is the most traditional cooking material there is: it works well, it retains heat, and it enhances the taste, texture and nutritional profile of everything cooked in it.

But if you haven't made rice in VitaClay before, there is a slight learning curve.

Though the clay pot is non-stick, it doesn't behave exactly the same way as chemically-coated non-stick aluminum, and the cooking is ever so slightly different.

The basic directions come with your VitaClay cooker:

  1. Add about 2 cups of water (I like to use broth) for every cup of rice
  2. Cook on “rice” (either brown or white, depending on type)
  3. Allow rice to “set” after cooking for about 15 minutes before opening it and serving

This is generally true, but most people don't know that there are literally thousands of different types of rice

Not only that, but everybody has their own personal preference when it comes to rice.

  • Some like it sticky, so it's easy to eat with chopsticks
  • Some like it separate (American-style)
  • Some like it “wet” and some like it “dry”
  • Some even like it a little burnt-crunchy on the bottom

So as you can see, based on the exact type of rice you prefer as well as your end-result preferences,  you may need to tweak the amount of liquid you add to the rice to get your desired consistency.

So if your rice seems too “wet,” or “dry” or “crunchy” or “sticky,” adjust your liquid (and maybe rice type) until you find your sweet spot.

Then don't forget what it is, and you'll make the perfect rice for you every time!


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