Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tasty Tuesday | The Perfect Rice

So I am a HUGE Rice lover.  I don't eat it very often, but when I do, my Stomach does a little happy dance. 

A little while ago I made the MR. Red beans & rice, which is one of his favorite meals, and I came across a no fail way to make perfect rice, every time! 

It's so easy.

Seriously, you'll be asking yourself, why hasn't anyone told me this before now! 

I used Jasmine rice, so I'm not sure how this will work for brown rice, since it seems like brown rice takes a little longer to cook!


All you do is....

1. Bring a pan of water to a boil.  I'll usually season my water with salt, pepper, garlic, and whatever other seasonings I'm in the mood for, or that will compliment the main course.  I also had a small pad of butter.

2. After water comes to a boil, add in the rice.  Stir CONTSTANTLY (while boiling) for 3 minutes.

3. Turn off the Heat, put on a cover, and leave on the burner.

4. DON'T TOUCH for 15-20 minutes.

5. Remove the lid, fluff with a Fork!
Voila, Perfect Rice!

**update:  I tried this out on brown rice and it worked out well!  Just increase the amount of time that you boil & stir the rice (8 minutes or so) and let it set for a little longer!  We also found that this works best with Jasmine rice!  If you are using regular white rice I would recommend decreasing the amount of time that you let it boil (2 minutes) to keep it from getting too gummy)

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  1. I grew up eating rice every day...and still eat rice at minimum once a week, but I never learned to cook it in a pot! :P With eating rice every single day, and most people only have 2 burner stoves in Malaysia, everyone has a rice cooker! I thought they were totally normal till I came to the U.S. I have one, but I've had a lot of people ask me, "What is that?" :P I'm so used to the convenience of it! But if you don't eat rice all the time, it wouldn't really make sense to have an appliance solely for cooking rice.

  2. How much water/rice?/ratio.. Package directions?


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