Making rice is a complicated thing for some people..
…those people have never seen this blog post! 😉
I am a firm believer of food speaking to people.. did I just lose you? Let me elaborate..
Food can tell you things.. you can smell it starting to burn, you can hear it stop sizzling, you can see it sticking to the pan when it isn’t ready to release and be flipped..
I can tell a dish is ready simply by the way it smells or the way the steam is coming out. Certain dishes that I have made a million times, dishes I can make with my eyes closed.
Food speaks to me.
I am often asked how to make rice.. My usual response is “You’re either born with it, or not” Rice is not only a science, it is a talent. Sticky rice, risotto.. long grain, short grain.. So many different types and ways to cook it. Today I am sharing with you my fail-proof method (along with photos) for making plain white rice. Take notes 😉
Simple White Rice –
1 cup of white rice, unwashed
1 1/2 cups of water
1 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon of salt
- Place everything into your pot (preferably non stick) stir and flatten the rice under the water with your spoon.
- Turn the flame on high and boil until craters form. (until the water is just below the rice line and you see holes in the flattened rice, see photo below) Cover tightly so no steam can be released, turn to low for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, turn off the burner and allow the rice to sit covered for another 10 minutes. DO NOT LIFT THE LID!
- Remove your lid and “fluff” the rice. Using a spoon or fork, lift the rice lightly to allow air to get underneath and help it not become a starch mush on the bottom.
- ENJOY 🙂
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When making rice, just remember..
1 cup of rice to 1 1/2 cups of liquid!