How to make the perfect fluffy rice without the rice cooker! It’s so easy!!
I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We had a lot of rain, so we stayed indoors for most of the time. That means popcorn, movies, books, lots of baking and maybe some laundry.
I had a conversation with my friends lately about rice. Crunchy rice to be exact.
How many times you have you cooked rice to find that it was still crunchy? I have been there…
There is nothing worse than a crunchy rice.
Well, maybe lack of chocolate in your day.
But we are talking rice today. So let’s focus, because this is life-changing!
We make lots of stir fry dinners during Summer. There is veggies galore at the Farmer’s Market and it’s a fabulous way to enjoy them.
Two rules to remember when cooking rice:
1. Rice to water ratio is always 1:2. That means 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water. Always!
2. If you toast the rice before adding the water, it will always cook fluffy. Always!
I have been cooking rice this way for several years now and it always works.
Okay, I think I convinced you by now that this tip is at least worth the try.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
Add the rice and toast it until it looks like this.
You don’t want all the grains to be browned, but a mix of both.
Add the water. Pour slowly as it will steam up. Be careful!
The pot is hot at this point so the water will start cooking right away.
Bring it to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and let cook until the water is absorbed and rice is cooked. It takes about 10 – 12 minutes.
I hope you will try this tip and enjoy the fluffiest rice ever! Let me know, if you do.