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Why can't i get the garlic cloves to taste stronger?

i like to make plain rice sometimes because of its salt content compared to the boxed kind.

I chop up the garlic cloves and add it to the rice when its almost done but then when i go to taste it, it still taste bland like water and i put a good amount in there. i can even see it in there when i take a bite and when i bite into one...nothing.

whats up with that? do i have to fry it up in butter/oil first to get out the flavor?

 
americansugar80

Asked by americansugar80 at 6:13 PM on Mar. 28, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • sweat it a little in some butter first then add it to the rice.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:30 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • dont refrigerate garlic, chopp it up fine, the smaller the chop the more oil it releases, you might want to saute garlic and rice in a little olive oil or butter to give it evtra flavor
    shivasgirl

    Answer by shivasgirl at 7:14 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • How many cloves are you putting in there? And is it fresh garlic?

    Try putting it in there in the beginning & letting the garlic cook with the rice. This will make it release more oils & flavor.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 6:15 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • i put quite a few in there, like 3 jumbo ones, i suppose, well its been sitting in my fridge for a while but it doesnt show that it has gotten bad
    americansugar80

    Comment by americansugar80 (original poster) at 6:21 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • * add to the water the rice is cooking in.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:30 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

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