From America's Test Kitchen
For a different take on a leftover classic, we created a faux leftover rice recipe to use in our Indonesian-Style Fried Rice recipe. Tweaking the cooking process gave us a recipe that we could prepare with little foresight because we could avoid cooking the rice the day before or waiting until we had leftover rice on hand. To mimic the firmness of leftover rice, we rinsed the raw grains and sautéed them in some oil. We then cooked the rice in less water and let it cool in the refrigerator.
Makes 6 cups
To rinse the rice, place it in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cool water until the water runs clear.