What’s cooking?

Hello guys! How has your week been?

I hope you have been implementing the working the progress strategy. Let me know how it’s been coming along in the comment section below.

A couple of days ago I tried to fix meal, Noodles to be precise and it got burnt. Trust me it wasn’t a deliberate action because I was in the shower and I took longer than calculated. So my food got burnt.

That brings me to how many not deliberate food mistakes that we might have made that we don’t know how it affects us.

One paramount mistake that is evident and quite of number of people can relate to is the mistake when boiling rice.

Make a mental rundown of how you boil your rice. Do you just put everything inside the pot and wait for it to get soft? Or are you part of the gang that waits to the water to boil before pouring in the grains?

So basically a common mistake for some people, is adding salt to their meal. It poses as a huge problem. Not knowing how to add the right amount of salt to the food. It is either the salt is too much or too small. The only way to find a balance is to ensure that you taste the meal as you cook.

Another mistake is adding too much water. The food gets to a point that it gets all soggy and almost becoming a paste. This is really easy to correct. Just seive out the excess water once the rice is boiled and leave to steam. Now the salt might drop a little so before you drive out the water make sure to salt check.

A major hack I use when boiling my rice is to allow the water to get warm to an extent, the pour in the rice add the salt and wait till it brings to a boil.

Now when the rice gets soft, if there’s no water in it, add some water, stir so the excess starch can get off the rice. Sieve and leave to simmer on low heat.

It’s important to remove the starch in the rice as it could have an adverse effect on the health.

Not removing the starch is linked to a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and weight gain. In addition, they can cause blood sugar to spike rapidly and then fall sharply.

Therefore make sure to note that it’s a mistake the shouldn’t be made anymore. Consciously make an effort to de-starch the rice before consumption.

I’ll see you all on the next blog post.

Remember we are working the progress.

Yours truly,



8 thoughts on “What’s cooking?

  1. Lool… I’m one of those who never seives out the water when I cook rice. I guess I will have to learn to sieve it out now.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s