What size pot to use when cooking rice? (Demeyere)


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What size pot to use when cooking rice? (Demeyere)

snax | Jul 15, 2009 11:35 PM

I haven't cooked rice in about 5 years, so I am unsure what size sauce pan I should use.

Firstly what is a 'standard' serving of rice? 1/3 cup uncooked rice? (my husband and I aren't big rice eaters and our cooking tends to be rice as a side dish and more vegetables)

In the near future I'll be cooking rice for mostly 2, sometime 4, and occasionally 6 people. So is there a simple formula to follow when choosing a pot to cook 1 cup, 2 cups or 3 cups of rice? When is a pot too big or too small for the job?

I am planning on buying some cookware from the Demeyere Atlantis line and I am wondering if there is an advantage to cooking rice in the conical sauteuse
(which is a clad design) or if a heavy bottomed sauce pan will yield good results?

Hope to get this sorted so I can start cooking my own rice and not having to buy the mushy rice from the restaurant downstairs.

Cheers :-)

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