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    So yeah, I'm home for the Easter holidays from Uni, and I have a craving for Paella. Thing is, my mum only buys 'Boil in a Bag' rice, so I was just wondering if that stuff is ok to just cut the bag open and use as I would use normal rice?
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    I've cooked it by ripping the bag open before, not sure if it'll work in paella though :/
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    Boil in a bag rice is just rice...in a bag.

    In other words, yes, it'll work for paella
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    Boil in a bag rice is just rice...in a bag.

    In other words, yes, it'll work for paella
    Haha I know it is really obvious, but I was just checking haha didn't want to start making the paella and then it go wrong, all because boil in the bag rice is a little bit different haha
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    (Original post by weirdwakkidolli)
    Haha I know it is really obvious, but I was just checking haha didn't want to start making the paella and then it go wrong, all because boil in the bag rice is a little bit different haha
    It's no different at all, it's just in a bag because then it's easier to drain, doesn't stick to side of pans etc.
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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    Boil in a bag rice is just rice...in a bag.

    In other words, yes, it'll work for paella
    I'm guessing it's basmati rice though, which doesn't work great for Paella. Paella uses particular short grain rices.
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    (Original post by JoMo1)
    I'm guessing it's basmati rice though, which doesn't work great for Paella. Paella uses particular short grain rices.
    You can have any rice in a bag. And... short grain? But that's for risotto and rice pudding, I thought...
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    What rice you use is important to how the paella will be. The right texture requires the right rice. Long-grained rice like basmati won't exactly ruin the dish, but it is better to use short-grain rice.
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    (Original post by whitepearlbaby)
    You can have any rice in a bag. And... short grain? But that's for risotto and rice pudding, I thought...
    You can have any type of rice in a bag, but the only ones I've ever seen are the long-grains.

    Long-grains are used in Thai, Indian etc. cooking. Short-grain are most well known for risotto and rice pudding but they use very specific rices. Paella uses other types of short-grain rice and Japanese cooking uses Japonica rice, which is like risotto rice but without the excess starch.
 
 
 
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