What is it?
Instant rice is white rice that has been fully cooked and then dehydrated before being packaged and sold. It cooks in just a few minutes, but the flavor and texture are inferior to normal rice cooked, start to finish, in a more traditional manner.
Instant rice is a fine addition to soups and other dishes where texture is not the focus, but for serving on its own, it’s not a great choice.
Don’t have it?
Any white rice will likely make a fine substitute. If time is an issue, quick rice is also available. It’s been partially cooked and dehydrated, so it takes a bit longer to cook than instant rice, but not the full cook time of regular rice.
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