Thursday, December 23, 2010

How To Make White Rice - So Easy!

Rice is so easy to make - here is a simple recipe that does not require a rice cooker!

1 cup rice [wash it first]
2 cups boiling water
1/4 cup of onion
salt, to taste
olive oil

-In a sauce pan place a tablespoon of oil. Heat on medium heat.
-Add the onion. Cook the onion until to turns slightly golden - but do not burn it!
-Add the uncooked rice and salt to the sauce pan and lightly cook [2-3 minutes]. Make sure to stir frequently so the rice does not burn to the bottom of the sauce pan.
-Add boiling water directly to the sauce pan, cover and let cook.

You can increase or decrease this recipe accordingly - note that every cup of rice requires 2 cups of hot water.

Chef Notes:

-I heat the water in an electric tea kettle. If you don't have one, you can heat the water in the microwave or in a traditional kettle. Make sure the water is hot before you add it to the sauce pan!
-You can make a large quantity of rice and freeze it in small ziplock bags for consumption throughout the week.
-For an easy and fast dinner heat leftover rice in a saute pan with a little olive oil. Crack one or two eggs directly on the rice. The egg mixture will cook directly into the rice and make a nice fried rice. Add whatever you have in your fridge that sounds good - I usually add cut up ham, green onions, soy sauce and leftover vegetables. Voila!

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