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    Help! I love rice and when I make it it tastes okay. My problem is that I have never been able to make rice without it being sticky. Taste is one thing, but appearance is another and my rice never appears appetizing. I always follow the recipe and have even tried altering it in different ways, but never seem to come out with anything other than sticky rice. What am I doing wrong?

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    I have not had much trouble with rice. I add salt and a small amount of margarine to the pot. I usually need more water than what is called for and keep a tea pot close by to add to the pot. Not sure if this helps.

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    Have you tried to cook it with chicken or beef broth instead of water? There is a little natural fat in broth, and I think that it helps keep the rice from sticking together. In fact, my mom taught me to add a teaspoon of cooking oil to pasta too in order to keep it from sticking.

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    Hello to all!

    Help! I love rice and when I make it it tastes okay. My problem is that I have never been able to make rice without it being sticky. Taste is one thing, but appearance is another and my rice never appears appetizing. I always follow the recipe and have even tried altering it in different ways, but never seem to come out with anything other than sticky rice. What am I doing wrong?

    TIA,
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    i use minute rice and i never have any trouble with it sticking together, so I can't be of much help, but I too add a little oil to my pasta to keep it from sticking. maybe that would help like someone else said earlier.

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    add a little butter or oil to the rice it doesn't take much. I fixed sticky rice and my bright boyfriend said you know how to not cook sticky rice, boil one grain at the time LMAO hes so helpful(he thinks)
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    Actually, rice doesn't need as much water to cook as the package suggests. If you speak with a chef or professional cook, they will tell you to use less water. The package says 1 cup of rice & 2 cups water, but try it once using with 1 cup of rice & about 1 1/2 cups water & see how it works. When I do it that way it makes the rice so fluffy!

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    I will have to try that Thanks
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    rtebalt,

    I usually cook the rice the way you have said ----- But I also put a Tbsp of butter in mine for flavor, at times if am serving a meat directly over the rice.
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