How to Smoke Rice in Your Grill?

People smoke meat and vegetables but anyone ever thought about smoking rice? I know you must be thinking my crazy and I won’t deny that I m crazy I basically love my Cuisinart Indoor grill and have a habit of grilling almost everything so when day I was in the cab and was way too hungry so basically was thinking that I have grilled and smoked almost each and everything but I never smoked one thing that I love way to must, I m talking about rice I never ever smoked rice on my grill so I thought lets try it but then I was thinking that rice need water so how would I smoke them but then I found it way too much interesting that I really wanted to try it so as soon as I got back I tried it and made some mistakes but next day I tried it again and that evening ate the best rice ever. Want to know how I smoked them? Read below.

Things needed-


Ingredients needed –

  • Uncooked rice

Directions –

1. Take 2 or 3 charcoal briquettes and then place one on the end of your grill’s grate (bottom grate).

2. It’s time you add 2 chunks, the small ones to the smoking wood.

3. Take a baking dish and if you don’t have the baking dish then take a cake pan and place a layer of rice in it.

4. Once you feel that the woods are properly smoked, place cake pan or baking dish which you filled with uncooked rice on the cooking grate.

5. When you place your baking dish on the great keep it in your mind that you have to keep it far away from the woods and the charcoal.

6. The made thing is that you need to cover your grill for about an hour so that your rice can get a mild smoky flavor.

7. The last thing that you have to do is remove your rice from your grill and then simply store them in an airtight container until they are actually ready to use.

8. Thats all.

I know before it was sounding difficult and way too complex but I think after reading the list of things needed or the directions your heart would be at ease. My first experience was not so good as I didnt have the exact recipe but then I gave it a thought and next day tried it again I didn’t leave hope and I found the best results now I have decided I would smoke everything which sounds weird with the word smoke or grill and I m being very honest I dont see any harm in it and at end I get some amazing recipes to share with you, you know you should also try smoking all the things in the world which some not go well with smoke because you never know what amazing you can make out of the stereotypes there are a lot of things in this world which can be smoked or grilled we just dont know about them. Think about it while enjoying your smoked rice.

Best Cookbooks for Your Pellet Smoker

Want to learn about all the barbecue traditions? Or want to know the best recipes? Or are you a new grilling and smoking lover? If you fall in any of these categories then the cookbooks mentioned below are for you yes I have world’s best books for you I can bet that you would fall in love with the books, with the recipes and maybe with the author as well you never know.

1. A meat smoking manifesto by Franklin Barbecue – Aaron franklin basically started the bbq revolution when he started with BBQ joint in texas. His restaurant is seen as on of the best in America, with time he gained global acclaim. A meat-smoking manifesto is a book about his own journey and lots and lots of text basically on the traditional type of smoking.

2. The science of great bbq and grilling –heard about ya, this book is written by the same person who started apart from this, this book has all the best bbq and grilling methods. You need to have this book and more to the book it has recipes as well.

3. The prophets of smoked meat: a journey through texas barbecue by Daniel Vaughn – he started as a blogger and a bbq writer this book doesn’t teach how to actually make but this book knows how to make you hungry.

4. Smoke: New Firewood Cooking by TIM BYRES – this book is not only a bbq book but has text on southern traditional barbecue and barbecue. Tim byres were one of the top level chefs so you must trust him with recipes.

5. Diva Q’s Barbecue: 195 recipes for cooking with family, friends – the name itself tells you that it has 195 amazing recipes, this book can teach you complex grilling to simple smoking.

6. Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ: Recipes and secrets from a legendary Barbecue joint – big bob Gibson’s joint is seen as one of the important joints. Do you know the age of the joint? If not let me tell you it’s 85.

7. Peace, love, and Barbecue: recipes and secrets, tall tales, and outright lies – this book is by mike mills, he is seen as a legend in the barbecue world. This book is a cookbook, biography and about his daughter, has great recipes and has great storytelling.

8. Project smoke- this book is by steven Raichlen. Steven has given the best grilling books to the world. this book consists of hardcore barbecue as well as cold smoking. This book has everything that one needs.

9. Slow Fire: The beginner’s guide to lip smacking Barbecue –this book is written by an author who has an award on his shelf, Ray Lampe he is also known as DR. BBQ.

10. Smoke and spice: cooking with smoke, the real way to barbecue –this books are by Jamison, this book is seen as the bible and I hope you know what, of barbecue, has hundreds of recipes. want to learn how barbecue is cooked? If yes then this book is for you.

All of these books are the best for Barbecue lovers. Do go to the market and buy any of these books for your shelf and your shelf would fall in love with you.

Charcoal Grill Accessories You Must Have

1. Tongs – when you go to the market for shopping for your grill look for heavy-duty tongs which must be 16 inches long, must be safe to use in the dishwasher, the metal must be sturdy and you must feel comfortable when you hold them in your hand.

2. Grill brush –must have solid and stainless steel bristles, must have a long-handled brush.

3. Spatula –when you buy spatula keep some characteristics in your mind like it must be solid by solid I’m talking about the material which must be solid, heavy-gauge metal and thin as well as rigid blade and the ideal size for the blade would be about 4 inches wide. Don’t forget to look for a bent the total size of the spatula must be 16 inches.

4. Timers –the best timers which are available in the market are the ones with extra large digits, loud alarm, flexibility and by flexibility what I mean is that it must be able to count straight away up from zero and must have belt clips.

5. Instant-read thermometer– you can either buy an inexpensive thermometer which comes with a dial face or a bit more expensive one which comes with a digital face. Basically, the sensor would be very close to the tip and what would it help with? Simple as the sensor be close to the tip, you can easily pinpoint the area of the food you wish to measure.

6. Barbecue mitts –must have very good quality and really good workmanship.

7. Chimney starter – chimney starters have very simple designs which allow you to evenly light charcoals in your Kettleman Charcoal Grills and even quickly. When you go for shopping look for a one which has 2 handles, heatproof side and the other hinged top handle which is for the support and the most important it must have the capacity to at least hold 80 to 100 pieces of briquettes.

All these were the tools that you must have but I have one more list which has items which are good to have-

1. Basting brush –go for the one with silicone bristles and the one which is dishwasher safe.

2. Metal or bamboo skewers –if you go for bamboo skewers you would be able to use them only with kabobs but if you go for flat metal ones you would be able to hold the food better in place

3. Perforated grill pan –when you go for buying perforated grill pan get the one with enough space and thick metal, the holes must be wide enough to allow smoke and heat to reach the food directly, the rim must be low.

4. Cast-iron skillet –it is amazing to have cast-iron skillet it doesn’t get discolor or deteriorate you can simply bake, pan –roast, stew or even sauté. When you buy one go for the one with at least 10 inches in diameter.

5. Sheet pans –the surface must be portable for oiling and even for seasoning the food. And the landing pads must be convenient.

6. Rib rack A.K.A roast holder – yes now you can buy two in one. You heard me right now on one side you would have a rib rack and if you flip on the other side you would have a roast holder.

That’s all with the must have and good to have list.