How to fix too much water in rice? (7+ tips)

In this brief guide, we will answer the question, “How to fix too much water in rice?”. We will describe at least eight different ways to help you fix too much water in rice. 

How to fix too much water in rice? 

If you have mistakenly added too much water to rice, no need to worry, here we have prepared a list of different ideas which you can try to fix too much water in rice. 

  • Sieve the rice  
  • Spread the rice on a muslin cloth
  • Spread the rice on a kitchen towel
  • Cook the rice for some more minutes
  • Bake the rice for a few more minutes
  • Microwave the steamed rice
  • Flip the rice bowl using a plate
  • Cook the rice in a kadhai or pot

Which method works best to fix a bowl of soggy rice just depends on the amount of excess water you are dealing with. Just be patient, and do not throw them in the trash. 

Cook the rice for some more minutes

If you have got just a bit of extra water, set the flame to low, remove the container’s top, to allow the extra water to steam away. Cooking off the excess liquid should not take more than 5 minutes depending on the consistency and texture of the rice grains, so stand by.

Bake the rice for a few minutes  

If the above method does not seem to work on the wet rice, set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, spread a sheet of baking paper, and turn over the rice on top. Spread it out evenly, place it in the oven, and allow it to cook until there is no more water left in the rice. This, also, should not take more than a few minutes, so do not go anywhere.

Tip: This process goes even faster on a convection setting, so if you have one, use it.

Sieve the rice

If you have got a lot of extra water in the rice, skip steaming or baking steps. Instead, set up a sieve in the sink and drain the excess water. If you feel like the rice is still somewhat wet for your liking, place it back in the warm container on a very low flame and stir it. It should only take one minute to dry out.

Spread the rice on a muslin cloth

Muslin cloth helps to remove excess water from its pores and also absorbs the moisture present in the grains, which effectively fixes too much water in the rice.

Just spread the rice on a clean muslin cloth and let it be there for a minimum of 10 to 15 mins. This time span is sufficient to eliminate the water from rice grains.

Spread the rice on a kitchen towel

But if you do not have a muslin cloth, as an alternative, you can use a kitchen towel. A good quality kitchen towel should do the same job if there is too much water in the rice.

Microwave the steamed rice

Microwave is another good way to remove excess water from rice. Heat the rice in a microwave for a few minutes. And that should be enough to remove the excess water from rice.

Flip the rice pot using a plate

Yes, it’s one of the most effective methods to get rid of too much water from rice.

Put the rice in a container and place a plate over it. Then, flip the container and plate upside down. This way you can remove as much water as you can.

You can perform this step a couple of times more to remove even more water from rice.

And once it is done, you can spread the rice on a muslin cloth or kitchen towel for better results.

Once the excess water is eliminated, you can spread it on a flat surface and let it cool down further. As the rice cools down, it gets more dry and firm.

Cook the rice in a kadhai 

If your rice contains significantly less water, you can put it in a kadhai and heat it for a few minutes, allowing the excess water to steam out.

And if you want to make it even more enjoyable, you can also cook Pulao, fried rice, Jeera rice with this type of rice. The only thing you need to make sure of here is not to stir the rice constantly.

As there is already extra water in rice, the grains will not maintain their form for long and they might break into pieces if you keep mixing them with other constituents. So, be careful while recooking such rice.

Conclusion 

In this brief guide, we have answered the question, “How to fix too much water in rice?”. We have described at least eight different ways to help you fix too much water in rice. 

Reference 

https://www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-thicken-rice-pudding/
https://www.yummy.ph/lessons/cooking/what-to-do-with-soggy-rice-a00261-20190827

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.