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The steps are easy to implement

  3 April 2024 01:00 - As a staple food, rice is suitable to be eaten with various side dishes and vegetables. Rice is also known as a high source of carbohydrates to provide energy to the body to be strong for activities throughout the day. The way to cook rice is also very practical, because it can be done automatically with the help of a rice cooker.

However, the challenge usually arises when the rice has finished cooking. The remaining rice that sticks to the rice cooker can sometimes turn dry and crusty , making it no longer enjoyable to eat. To prevent the rice from drying out, people usually add lime juice before cooking the rice.

Using lime to cook rice has become popular recently. However, for those of you who don't have a stock of limes at home, don't rush to go to the market yet because there are still other tricks. One trick that is no less effective so that the rice in the rice cooker doesn't dry out was shared by netizens on the Cara Mama Lily YouTube account.

"Rice lasts 3 days without going into the refrigerator," he said, quoted by BrilioFood from Mama Lily's YouTube Cara on Tuesday (2/4).

After looking into it, you only need one kitchen ingredient to practice this trick. Let's take a peek at the trick on the following page.

The first step that must be taken is to wash the rice several times. So, in the second process of washing the rice, you can add salt to taste, OK? To measure 600 grams of rice, you can use 1/2 tablespoon salt.

Yup, salt is the main kitchen ingredient for practicing this trick. Salt is known to be able to eradicate bacteria that are still attached to rice. Rice that is still dirty due to bacteria tends to go stale quickly when the rice is cooked, so salt really helps make the rice last longer.

After mixing with salt, discard the water and wash the rice again 1 to 2 times. Then, drain and place the rice in the rice cooker pan, then put the pan in the rice cooker.

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photo: YouTube/Cara Mama Lily

Pour water as needed into the pot containing the rice. So, instead of using ordinary water, the owner of the YouTube account Cara Mama Lily explained, she usually uses hot water that has just boiled. This technique of cooking rice using hot water is believed to make the rice cook faster and doesn't waste electricity, you know.

Once the water is in, immediately close the rice cooker and turn on the "cook" button like the normal rice cooking process.

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photo: YouTube/Cara Mama Lily

Once cooked, the rice is ready to be eaten with your favorite side dishes. Well, there is one more trick so that rice can last up to 3 days in the rice cooker. The trick is, the rice cooker power line doesn't need to be connected continuously, just when you want to eat.

"The taste doesn't change at all, the rice is just warmed up when you want to eat it, OK? So (the power supply) isn't plugged in all the time. The rice remains solid and doesn't turn crusty or mushy like it's about to go stale," explained the netizen who is familiarly known as Mama Lily. .

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photo: YouTube/Cara Mama Lily

So, even without lime, you can still practice the trick so that the rice doesn't dry out like this, right? Taking a peek at Cara Mama Lily's YouTube upload, it's true that not many other netizens have left comments, but this video has already received the enthusiasm of more than 900 viewers, you know.

A simple way to clean stains on a rice cooker.

Rice cookers that are used every day are at risk of getting dirty, due to dust or remaining rice crust. Here's a simple way to rely on kitchen ingredients to clean stains on a rice cooker.

1. White vinegar.

White vinegar is a natural cleaning agent that is effective for removing stains and limescale from rice cookers. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water and let the solution soak into the dirty area for a few moments before cleaning it.

2. Baking soda.

Baking soda can also help remove stubborn stains and odors. Mix baking soda with a little water to form a paste, then apply this paste to the dirty area and leave it for a few minutes before cleaning it.

3. Dish washing soap.

Dish soap is a good choice for cleaning stains and dirt on rice cookers. You can mix dish soap with warm water and use a sponge or soft cloth to clean the dirty area.

4. Hot water.

Using hot water can also help soften stains and scale on the rice cooker. Pour hot water into the rice cooker and let it sit for a few moments before cleaning it with a sponge or soft cloth.

Disclaimer: This translation from Bahasa Indonesia to English has been generated by Artificial Intelligence.