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The Most Likely Reason Your Rice Turned Out Mushy (And How to Avoid It)

Rice is notoriously difficult to cook perfectly, even for those with some cooking experience. When it comes to cooking rice on the stove-top, this video reveals that the secret to avoiding mushy rice might be in the way you figure out the water to rice ratios.

If a type of rice calls for a 1:1 ratio of water to rice—one cup to one cup—you’d think that doubling the recipe would just mean you use two cups of each. This video, from the America’s Test Kitchen YouTube channel, suggests that rice-to-water ratios can’t be scaled up proportionally, however, and that it may be why you’re getting mushy rice every time you cook a big batch. What they found with their testing was that evaporation doesn’t double when you double the quantity of rice you’re cooking—it stays the same. So when you double a recipe, you have to account for that evaporation when cook it. Of course, you could always just spring for a nice rice cooker too.

Science: The Secrets of Cooking Rice – The Cause of Recipe Failure is Not What You Might Think | YouTube

The Most Likely Reason Your Rice Turned Out Mushy (And How to Avoid It)

Rice is notoriously difficult to cook perfectly, even for those with some cooking experience. When it comes to cooking rice on the stove-top, this video reveals that the secret to avoiding mushy rice might be in the way you figure out the water to rice ratios.

If a type of rice calls for a 1:1 ratio of water to rice—one cup to one cup—you’d think that doubling the recipe would just mean you use two cups of each. This video, from the America’s Test Kitchen YouTube channel, suggests that rice-to-water ratios can’t be scaled up proportionally, however, and that it may be why you’re getting mushy rice every time you cook a big batch. What they found with their testing was that evaporation doesn’t double when you double the quantity of rice you’re cooking—it stays the same. So when you double a recipe, you have to account for that evaporation when cook it. Of course, you could always just spring for a nice rice cooker too.

Science: The Secrets of Cooking Rice – The Cause of Recipe Failure is Not What You Might Think | YouTube

The Most Likely Reason Your Rice Turned Out Mushy (And How to Avoid It)

Rice is notoriously difficult to cook perfectly, even for those with some cooking experience. When it comes to cooking rice on the stove-top, this video reveals that the secret to avoiding mushy rice might be in the way you figure out the water to rice ratios.

If a type of rice calls for a 1:1 ratio of water to rice—one cup to one cup—you’d think that doubling the recipe would just mean you use two cups of each. This video, from the America’s Test Kitchen YouTube channel, suggests that rice-to-water ratios can’t be scaled up proportionally, however, and that it may be why you’re getting mushy rice every time you cook a big batch. What they found with their testing was that evaporation doesn’t double when you double the quantity of rice you’re cooking—it stays the same. So when you double a recipe, you have to account for that evaporation when cook it. Of course, you could always just spring for a nice rice cooker too.

Science: The Secrets of Cooking Rice – The Cause of Recipe Failure is Not What You Might Think | YouTube

Juan Pablo Montoya Drifts His IndyCar Out Of Pit Lane

The wet-then-dry-then-wet-then-wetter-huh? Last weekend’s IndyCar race was predictably crashy, so it’s always nice to see to see a driver make a nice save for a change. Here’s Juan Pablo Montoya getting a dab of oppo when the rear end of his car got loose exiting pit lane.

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NVIDIA’s GTX 980 Ti has enough power for solid 4K gaming

Who needs a $650 video card? Pretty much anyone who wants to play games in 4K at decent frame rates. That’s the basic pitch for NVIDIA’s new $650 GTX 980 Ti, its latest high-end video card which, naturally, packs in even more power than last year’s G…

Volvo’s On Call app can control your car from a smartwatch

Sure, you drive a Volvo and not an Aston Martin, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pretend to be a charming spy who controls his car with a high-tech watch. Volvo will soon release its On Call app for Android Wear devices and the Apple Watch, after all…

Your Ridiculously Awesome 2016 Mazda Miata Wallpaper Is Here

We were lucky enough to get to take the 2016 Mazda Miata to the track at Lime Rock Park last week. We aren’t able to tell you what we thought about the car until the embargo lifts… but here’s what it looks like.

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Dover International Speedway’s Concrete Is Falling Apart (Again)

Maybe “falling apart” is a bit of an overstatement, but “crumbling around the edges” is certainly accurate. This isn’t the first time the concrete track surface has been an issue, either. This time, it was the pit lane that started to crumble apart at the seam.

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These Car Portraits Show Every Car Has A Face

Photographer William Anthony has teamed up with Washington’s LeMay American Car Museum for a portrait series that lets us look our cars in the eye.

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“Terrorist elements” are watching today’s Senate Patriot Act vote—why aren’t you?

CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that terrorists are heavily monitoring the Senate’s 11th-hour vote Sunday to stop three surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act from expiring at midnight today.

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“I think terrorist elements have watched very carefully what has happened here in the United States.Whether or not it’s disclosures of classified information, or whether it’s changes in the law and policies, they’re looking for the seams to operate within,” Brennan said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “This is something that we can’t afford to deal with right now, because if you look at the horrific terrorist attacks and violence that’s being perpetrated around the globe, we need to keep our country safe.”

Congress was set to begin debate Sunday at 4pm ET. The floor session is airing live on C-SPAN here.

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