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When making rice - do you think that adding broth instead of water really makes a difference.

I have tried chicken broth and orange juice in place of some of the water when making rice and I really don't taste a huge difference. Maybe my ratios are off - any advice?


Asked by mrsljamieson at 12:12 PM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • ABSOLUTELY! I even season the broth with seasonings that compliment the meal. Infusing your rice with flavor is definitely the way to fo!

    Answer by specialwingz at 12:14 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • oh yes - i think broth makes a huge difference in taste. when i make chicken & yellow rice, i cook the yellow rice in chicken broth. when making instant potatoes, ill use either beef, vegetable or chicken broth instead of water. i just replace however much water is called for with broth, but i use less sodium because i used regular one time and it was SO salty!

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:13 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • It changes the flavor, the saltiness and the fat content. Are you using premade broth or a mix you add to water (like bouillon cubes)?

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:14 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Absolutely! I often tailor the broth to fit the meal (chicken for a poultry-based meal, beef for anything with red meat). Usually I use my own stock, so the fat and salt content are a bit more under my control.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:15 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • When I make white rice, I add water and also lemon juice, it makes it whiter and tastier.

    Answer by older at 12:17 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Yes. If it goes with a chicken dish - chicken broth. Beef dish - beef broth, etc.

    Answer by Fawn80 at 12:23 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I think it makes a difference. I usually don't use any water if I am using broth.

    Good Luck!

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 12:33 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I've never used broth to make my rice. Never even thought about it. I have, however, substituted coconut milk for water when I'm making rice for thai food. It makes the rice creamy with a slight sweetness that goes nicely with the thai food.

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 12:33 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Yes! I always use broth!!

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 12:53 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Ohh yes, broth is way better, it gives it more flavor
    I dont get to use it all the time, but when I do, its much better
    Tasting, its really personal prefrance

    Answer by Hondachick44007 at 12:58 PM on Dec. 17, 2010