Making rice can be a simple task, but it requires precision. Having the right rice-to-water ratio is very important. Too little water will result in undercooked rice. Too much water will make the rice soggy. But there are ways to fix soggy, wet or sticky rice in a pot on the stove, on a baking sheet in the oven or in the refrigerator. You also have the option of using soggy, wet or sticky rice to make rice pudding.

Remove the lid from the pot with a potholder. Hold the sides of the pot with two potholders. Drain the excess water from the pot slowly and carefully.

Place the pot of soggy rice back on the stove. Don’t use a lid. Turn the flame on low. Allow the rice to continue cooking at very low heat. Check intermittently to see if the rice has dried out sufficiently and to prevent it from overcooking. Turn off the flame and allow the rice to sit for one minute before removing it from the stove with two potholders.

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The heat slowly evaporates the water. This removes the excess moisture from the cooked rice.

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Tear out a section of parchment paper big enough to cover the baking sheet. Use the spoon to scoop the soggy rice onto the parchment paper covered baking sheet. Spread the rice evenly in a thin layer.

Place the baking sheet in the oven. Heat the cooked rice on low heat. Intermittently open the oven door carefully to check that the rice has dried out. Turn the heat off. Let the cooked rice stand in the oven for 2 minutes before carefully removing it by gripping the sides of the baking sheet with two potholders.

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You can carefully rotate the baking sheet 180 degrees, holding the sides of the baking sheet using two potholders, halfway through the drying process to ensure even heat distribution.

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Remove a piece of parchment paper large enough to completely cover the baking sheet. Use a spoon to carefully scoop out the cooked rice and distribute it evenly over the parchment paper covered baking sheet. To help the cooked rice to dry out more quickly, spread the rice in a thin layer.

Place the parchment paper covered baking sheet in the refrigerator. Check intermittently to see if the cooked rice has dried out sufficiently. Remove the parchment paper-covered baking sheet from the refrigerator. Reheat the cooked rice in the microwave.

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You can make fried rice with refrigerated rice. The refrigeration process dries out the cooked rice, and this gives the rice grains the suppleness and separation needed for fried rice. Add diced frozen vegetables, meat and seafood to the fried rice for a healthy and balanced meal.

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Spoon 8 ounces of soggy rice and pour 8 ounces of whole milk into a large saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/16 teaspoon of salt. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir with a spoon often to ensure that the ingredients are even distributed. Turn off the heat once the rice pudding is thick and and there is no excess milk bubbling on the surface. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir thoroughly. Let the rice pudding stand for 1 minute. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder evenly over the top of the rice pudding. Remove the saucepan from the stove using potholders.

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Stir the rice pudding from the bottom of the saucepan to prevent scorching.