How to Cook Rice - Perfect Rice Every Time
How to Cook Rice
Would you like to know how to cook rice - perfect rice every time?
How to cook rice without it sticking, in a few easy steps. This is a quick, easy way to cook rice. it will never stick, and will never overcook! Perfect rice, every time!
A lot of people have great difficulty cooking rice, usually because they leave it to float around in a large pot, full of far too much water.
The theory is normally that rice must be boiled in an abundance of water, when the fact is, the opposite is true; one only needs the amount of water the rice will absorb into itself.
7 Easy Steps to Cook Perfect Rice, Every Time
All one needs to do, is follow these easy steps:
Coat the bottom of a saucepan with oil, (I prefer extra-virgin olive oil, for flavour, but any oil will do)
add salt, and the rice (one cupful will give you two good portions)
stir the rice, salt, and oil, until all the grains are coated. Stir gently over medium heat, until the rice becomes opaque.
Add twice the amount of water as rice (1 cup rice-2 cups water)
bring to the boil, stir once. Cover with lid.
Lower heat, and cook until all water is absorbed. The rice will appear solid, with craters on the surface.
The rice is cooked to perfection! Remove lid, let steam escape.
Use immediately, or cool quickly. (tip out onto cool plate, or rinse under cold water if you will be freezing) and store. Cooked rice may be frozen for future use, but rice should NEVER be reheated twice, as this releases toxins.
This recipe was passed to me by a Mauritian friend, and in 20 years, I've never had rice overcook, or stick.
Try it, you'll impress your friends!
My favourite is Basmati rice, which I use for most things, except those dishes where rice is their base, i.e. paella, risotto, which need short grain. Plain Basmati is a great garnish for healthy dishes like Salmon, or even Steaks.
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