Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jack is Cooking Rice without a Rice Cooker

Well Hello Internet!

Last night i decided to make one of the simplest things ever to make.  Rice!

Rice the staple of oh so many countries in the world.  It is so plain, yet so many delicious things can be made out of it.  In the past i have posts involving rice, and plan to have many more posts centering around rice, but for everything, you probably (definitely) need to cook the rice first!

I find that many people have no idea how to cook this incredibly simple food item, without a rice cooker that is!

I used to swear by my rice cooker.  but one day i found myself rice cookerless, and i had to figure out how to do it myself!

what i found was the rice i made came out quicker, and was far better!

For this particular post i used Thai Jasmine Rice.  This is my preferred white rice.  However there are like a million types of rice!

Heres what to do for white rice:

for every 1 cup of rice use 1.5 cups of water
i like to put a little butter in with the rice.  1 tablespoon per 2 cups of rice

1st:  rinse the rice until the water runs clear, and is no longer milky

2nd: put the rice water and butter in an uncovered pan


3rd: Bring the water to a boil


4th: turn the heat down to medium and cover the pot partially. (3/4s)


5th:  keep an eye on the rice!  when craters appear (3-5 minutes) in the rice its ready for the next stage


6th: Turn the heat all the way down and cover completely


7th: Cook covered on the lowest heat possible for 10 minutes.  (DONT OPEN THE LID!)
let it sit for a further 5 minutes (STILL DONT OPEN THE LID!)


and then its done!  Fluff with a fork and serve!

or save for other uses like Fried Rice!

see how simple that is?

mmm mmm delicious

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