The Passion for Cooking Perfect, Consistent Rice!

I get the opportunity to travel to several western states and work with our customers and see how they use CVap®. The item that seems to be moving to the center of the plate is rice. Rice continues to be the topic of discussion here in the states and in many other cultures it has been a staple for years.

CVap for holding rice is a no-brainer! It can hold rice better than any appliance out there. For me, it has been interesting working with customers using their current procedure for cooking rice. It usually consists of boiling, steaming, or using a gas or electric rice cooker. And then the dance before the cooking begins – rinsing until water runs clear, continuing to rinse 3 – 10 times, then finally soaking rinsed rice anywhere from two hours to overnight.

It has to be exhausting trying to find that perfect procedure to produce the same result over and over again!

Now let’s discuss the Winston CAC series CVap Cook & Hold Oven, with a temperature range from 90º to 350º. Let the creativity begin.

For this particular cycle, we are going to use Basmati rice.


  • Measure out 2 pounds of rice (4 cups)
  • Rinse thoroughly 3 times
  • Soak 2 hours
  • Place in hotel pan
  • Pour in 4 pounds of water (7 3/4 cups)
  • Cover with lid or foil

Winston CAC settings

  • Constant cook ON
  • Doneness: 200
  • Browning: 2
  • Time: 35
  • Use a 12x20x2.5″ hotel pan with cover, load oven and push start.

Finally, rice perfection achieved!

In closing, a bite of rice trivia; in 2009 the world consumption of rice was 531.6 million metric tons.