Removing Burnt Rice

Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated December 10, 2018)

Have you ever really come across anything more annoying or difficult to clean than burnt rice on a pot or pan? Removing burnt rice is something that everyone will have to face a few times in their life, and if you already have, then you know how frustrating this task can really be. Well, instead of simply throwing your hands up and screaming in frustration, why not try one of these helpful and effective methods for removing burnt rice? Soon, you won't have to deal with that nasty gunk any more, and you will have your pots and pans nice and clean again.

  • Start by soaking. As always, it is a good idea to begin with the traditional methods before moving onto one of the newer fangled ones. As such, perhaps one of the most traditional methods for removing burnt rice is to allow the pot to soak for a while. Simply fill your pot or pan halfway with some hot soapy water, and then allow it to cool. Once the water has reached room temperature, the burnt rice should have loosened enough that you can remove it very easily with some light scraping. For particularly stubborn rice burns you may need to repeat the process a few times to ensure that you remove everything. After you have removed all of the rice, be sure to wash the pot or pan as you normally would.
  • Baking soda can be a help. Another method you can use to remove burnt rice is to add about three table spoons of baking soda to about two cups of water. Pour this mixture into the pot, and then place the pot onto the stove and heat to a gentle boil. Allow the water to boil for about three minutes, and then remove. Scrape the bottom of the pan, and then wash as you normally would.
  • Boil some soapy water. In the event that you don't have any baking soda to put into the water, you can always use a little bit of soap. However, instead of only boiling the water for three minutes, you will need to do it for five minutes before removing it from the heat. Scrape the bottom as outlined in the other methods and then wash as normal and you should notice that your pot is now rice free.
  • Simmer some vinegar. While it is always best to use a cleaning agent like baking soda or dish soap, you really don't need to. Another great method is to use some simple white vinegar. Simply add one table spoon of white vinegar to every cup of water that you put into the pot, and then turn the heat up. Boil the vinegar and water mixture, and then let it simmer for ten minutes. Once again scrape the bottom of the pot, and then wash as normal

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