My. Rice. Cooker. Died. Don’t laugh, this is serious, no kidding. I cooked rice without one before but I’m absolutely not experienced with it and a rice cooker really is very convenient.

Now, lots of people have smiled over Uncle Roger’s hilarious YouTube reaction on somebody’s rice cooking, so, of course I tried his “finger method”, just for the test. No measuring of rice and water, just use your index finger’s knuckles and somewhat “eyeball” everything. There’s a nice and comprehensible explanation here that I shamelessly copied – see below.

And it works! I got fluffy, perfectly cooked and delicious rice. So easy, so convenient, so idiot proof. I’m even thinking about NOT buying a new rice cooker now 馃檪


So here’s how I cooked rice using the “knuckle method” for the first time:

Wash your rice to remove excess starch. Drain and make sure the surface is level. Add any aromatics that you like (e.g. a knob of butter, salt, crushed garlic… you name it).

Place your fingertip on top of the rice and add water until it reaches the crease of your first knuckle. That’s it.

Cover the pot with a lid and bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, until all the water is absorbed. Turn off the heat and let sit for about five minutes without removing the lid.