How To Make Rice
Two Tips For Making The Perfect Bowl of Rice
How to make rice.
Let’s talk rice.
While we think of rice as a simple side dish at dinner, in many cultures rice is consumed at every meal of the day. In some rural areas in Asia, rice is used to pay debts, wages, and rent.
We don’t pay homage like that to rice, but every now and then, it does make a showing at dinner.
Perhaps you don’t cook it often because it is a bit of a mystery. Maybe it comes out clumpy, overcooked, undercooked, or just plain boring.
Throw Out Your Rice In A Box That Cooks In Only Minutes
Let me tell you the solution is NOT using the rice that comes in a box and cooks in a handful of minutes! That is – if flavor and texture is important to you.
It doesn’t take that much time or effort to produce a beautiful pot of rice on top of the stove with flavorful, fluffy grains.
To start, grain choice is important. For a generic bowl of rice that you would serve as a side dish, or perhaps use the next day in stir fry, choose a long grain white rice.
The key to flavor is adding aromatics to the pot, like garlic, onion, and bay leaf.
Two Tips For How To Make Rice
Two tips for fluffy rice.
First, pearl the rice. Pearl is a fancy way to say, before you add water to the pot, throw in the rice and coat it with the fat that you’ve used to saute the onion and the garlic. This technique coats each individual rice grain and prevents the rice from sticking together.
Second, allow the rice to sit, covered, for 10 minutes or so after cooking so that it completely absorbs all the water.
Voila! In under 30 minutes total time you’ll be paying homage to rice.