The Perfect Rice

As a new cook, I remember in my youth that one of my most feared (in a way) items to cook . . . was rice. Well, after cooking it for years, I found the best method. Simple, easy, plain delicious rice.

INGREDIENTS
1 Tbsp butter
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white rice
2 cups water

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Add 1 cup of white rice to a pot, with 1 tablespooon butter. Mix and cook on high until some of the rice browns, stir once in a while, don’t leave it. We’re doing this because slightly browning some of the rice gives it such a great flavor.

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Then add 2 cups of water, give it a stir. Sprinkle in salt

When the water begins to boil, place a lid over the pot, put the burner on Simmer (4, medium low). Place timer for 20 minutes. At the 20 minute mark, remove from the burner, but leave the lid on, and don’t touch.

Set aside for 5 minutes. When the time is up, give it a stir to fluff up the rice.

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Perfect!

The rice I used this time cooks up a bit more moist than typical white rice. Method is the same for most rices. If you use brown rice, use the amounts quoted on the bag/box, and cook the time the bag/box states, but you can still do the same as the rest of this.

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