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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rice Cooking 101

I consider myself to be pretty comfortable in the kitchen but everyone has their downfalls.One of mine just happened to be rice . It would either be underdone or sticky or all mushed together. Thankfully I found an easy way to make perfectly cooked, non sticky rice. You cook the rice for a few minutes in a small amount of oil or butter and then boil it with a towel under the lid. Then you let it sit for another 15 minutes and voila, perfect rice!

2 teaspoons unsalted butter , vegetable or olive oil
1 cup long grain white rice (not converted)
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon table salt

1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add rice; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on desired amount of nutty flavor. Add water and salt; bring to boil, swirling pot to blend ingredients.
2. Reduce heat to low, cover with tight lid lined with a towel, and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minute
3. Turn off heat; let rice stand on burner, still covered, to finish cooking, about 15 minutes longer. Fluff with fork and serve.

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