We’ve covered the most common causes of your rice becoming hard in the section preceding this. It is possible to cure uncooked, hard rice by adding extra boiling water and cooking it for a longer period of time. Pour in approximately half a cup of water and cover the pan, slowly cooking the rice for another five minutes or so until the water is absorbed.
What ever the case, if the rice appears to be drying out, or if the texture is still hard or crunchy after all of the liquid has been absorbed, add up to 12 cup water and bring the pot back to a boil while covering it with the lid. Please be patient. Don’t boost the temperature in order to hasten the cooking of the rice; otherwise, you’ll end up precisely where you started.
What to do if the rice is too hard to cook?
Add only enough water to make a little steam (approximately 1/4 cup or less) if the rice is really firm and chewy in the centre (undercooked). Cook the rice for another 5 minutes on a very low heat with the lid on, until the rice is done.
Is it OK to eat crunchy rice?
Although crunchy rice is still edible, it will be difficult for your stomach to digest it, and depending on how crunchy the rice is, you may get stomach pains as a result. To create crispy rice, simply add 1/2 cup of water to a saucepan and allow it to simmer for a couple of minutes, making sure to replace the cover halfway through.