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You Can Make Better Rice

Forget what you’ve heard about how tricky rice is to get right

Mark Bittman
Heated
Published in
4 min readApr 21, 2020

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Short-grain, left; long-grain, right. Photos: Romulo Yanes

There are literally thousands of different kinds of rice — more than enough to overwhelm even experienced cooks — but let’s group them all into two simple categories: long-grain rices and short- and medium-grain rices.

Long-Grain Rice

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Mark Bittman
Heated

Has published 30 books, including How to Cook Everything and VB6: The Case for Part-Time Veganism. Newsletter at markbittman.com.