Perfect Thermomix White Rice

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Thermomix white rice, perfect and fluffy every time! It’s easy when you know how!! I have a few tips and tricks to share.

White Rice made in thermomix on a neutral background
Boiled Basmati rice

Rice should always be cooked in the Thermomix! I know some people will say that’s a big call, and yes I have had rice cookers before… but I do have a list of why it is so much easier to cook rice in the Thermomix.

Why I prefer to cook Thermomix White Rice

  • I can leave the kitchen for 20 minutes and not worry about stirring or watching the rice, unlike a saucepan.
  • It doesn’t get drier and more cooked on the bottom like in the rice cooker
  • The rice is fluffier due to the boiling water flowing over the rice unlike the rice cooker
  • No dangerous saucepan handles on the stove
  • No bubbling over of water, Unlike the saucepan and rice cooker.
  • It just has a better taste and texture.

Regardless of which Thermomix you are using, the TM31, TM5, or TM6 this recipe will give you delicious, fluffy rice every time.

Tips for Cooking Perfect Thermomix White Rice

I know everyone has their own method of cooking rice but the tips will help you get perfect results.

  1. Wash the rice under flowing cold tap water. (I promise this is essential to fluffy rice. Every country I have ever visited has insisted on washing the rice first.)
  2. Be gentle with the rice when you wash it. Don’t crush it, breaking the grain will make gluggy rice.
  3. Don’t add anything except water to the TM bowl. No salt.
  4. Don’t drain the rice after it has cooked. Serve it as is.

How long does cooked rice keep in the fridge?

All cooked white rice has the same fridge life. Rice should only be kept for 3 to 4 days.

For food safety purposes rice should be refrigerated as soon as possible. There is no need to allow the rice to come to room temperature on the bench. Doing this can prolong the cooling time, causing the rice to spend longer in the danger zone (between 5 – 60 degrees celsius).

Yes, freezing cooked rice is easy and VERY handy!

Can you freeze cooked rice?

Once the rice has cooled use zip lock bags to freeze the rice. Simply place the rice in the bag. Distribute the rice in the bag so it is an even thickness. Lay the rice pouches flat in your freezer.

This method makes reheating the rice quicker. It also allows you to use a portion of the rice by simply breaking it off as it’s not a solid brick of rice.

Thermomix White Rice in a bowl on wood background
Thermomix White Rice

How long does frozen rice last?

This is a tricky question and the internet has lots of answers and opinions. The general consensus is that rice will last in the freezer for between 1 – 6 months. That’s a large time variation, so why is there a discrepancy.

Firstly, the rice won’t go off in the freezer, so you don’t need to worry about food poisoning. The guideline of between 1 – 6 months refers to how palatable the rice is when it’s reheated. Once the rice is cooked and frozen it will start to lose moisture. After one month there is no real noticeable difference in the texture or taste. Beyond one month you may notice the rice start to have a more crumbly, dry appearance and texture.

How quickly the rice deteriorates will depend on how well the container is sealed, & your freezer temperature. At the end of the day, storage time will come down to personal preference and how the rice is being used. If it isn’t the centerpiece of your meal, like nasi goreng you may feel fine about using rice that has been stored longer.

My tip, if you are using the rice for fried rice or Nasi Goreng, use rice that has been frozen for a month or shorter. If you need rice to accompany a curry up to 4 months seems to still be fine in our household.

Cooking Brown Rice in the Thermomix

Cooking brown rice is a little different. Because it’s a whole grain. It will take a little longer to get fluffy, perfectly cooked brown rice. I have written a post on cooking brown rice as you will need a little extra water to ensure a nice soft result.

Square cropped cooked Thermomix brown rice in white bowl on pink and white background
Perfect Brown Rice

Thermomix Brown Rice

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White Rice made in thermomix on a neutral background

Thermomix White Rice

Julie Carlyle
Thermomix white rice, perfect and fluffy every time! It's easy when you know how!! I have a few tips and tricks to share. Recipe suitable for all machines.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Basic, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Australian
Servings 6 people
Calories 183 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g white rice Jasmine, basmati, or white long grain rice
  • 1000 g water regular tap water

Instructions
 

  • Place the internal steam basket on the lid of the Thermomix.
  • Tare the scales to 0 and weigh 300g of rice into the basket.
    300 g white rice
  • Take the rice basket over to the sink and rinse under cold running water. Gently move the rice around the basket until all the starch has been washed off the rice.
  • Place the internal steam basket into the Thermomix.
  • Add 1000g of water to the TM Bowl.
    1000 g water
  • Cook 20min/Varoma/Speed 4.
  • Once the rice is cooked use the spatula to remove the internal steam basket from the TM Bowl.

Notes

Rinsing the rice removes the powdery white starch which can make the rice glugy.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Basmati Rice, Jasmine Rice, Thermal Cooker Rice, White rice
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5 thoughts on “Perfect Thermomix White Rice”

  1. Mia says:

    5 stars
    Finally a recipe that’s easy and works everytime! Thank you xx

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Yep, It’s my “go-to” rice recipe 🙂

  2. Shobhana Patel says:

    If we scale down the quantity, the water and cooking time will stay the same right? Or should we reduce it?
    Thanks

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Shobhana
      Thank you for your question.
      Yes, that is correct. If you decrease the rice it is still cooked with the same amount of water and the same cooking time.
      Happy cooking
      Julie

  3. Courtney says:

    5 stars
    I’m so pleased I found this recipe So many other recipes I’ve tried have left the rice crunchy or gluggy!!
    This one was perfect

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