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Priscilla Higdon
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(Re-read title) I would think you could cook it and then dry it somehow....but how.....exactly? Has anyone here ever done it before?
 
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Welcome to permies Priscilla
Could you explain what 'instant rice' is? I'm not being smart, I just think of rice generally a being pretty instant and I've never seen it.
 
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Probably a reference to "Minute Rice". which is a quick cooking brand sold here in the USA.

I believe the OP is correct that it is pre-boiled, then dehydrated. To me, the energy spent (cooking it once, dehydrating it, and then cooking it again) would not make it a very permies type food.

I have had it before, and to me, it is totally lacking flavor (and texture). It does NOT save much time. Most of the time is spent bringing the water to a boil to begin with, so the overall time to prepare it is almost the same as 'real' rice.

I believe that a better end product could be had by cooking the rice, and then freezing it, for later use. It takes as long to cook a cup of rice as it does a pound of rice.

 
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