Thursday, March 8, 2012
Thursday's Thrifty Tips ~Rice is Nice~
I have heard many that just cannot figure out how to cook rice.
I have a formula:
1 = Rice - This works for white or brown
2 = Double the first measurement to equal your liquid
3 = Your resulting amount of finished product
For example, if you start with 1 cup of dry white rice, you add 2 cups of liquid (water, chicken broth, or tomato sauce if you are making Spanish rice), and you will end up with 3 cups of cooked rice. This makes it easy to figure out how much you need for dinner, a salad, fried rice, etc.
Bring your water to a boil, add any seasoning (salt, bouillon, etc) add your rice, cover and reduce the heat to a low simmer for around 20 minutes for white rice and a little longer for brown rice.
Now, for Spanish Rice. Heat oil in a skillet large enough to stir. Add dry rice and toss it until all of the kernels turn white. At first they will be translucent, then they will turn an opaque white. Add your liquid with some tomato sauce, maybe some chopped onion, some chili powder, cover and wait until the liquid is absorbed. Then enjoy.
What do you have for us today?