Saturday, November 22, 2008

Perfect Boiled Rice

No more goopy, gooey rice. Follow this method exactly and get fluffy, beautiful and perfect rice!

How to Make Perfect Boiled Rice

I have been making rice this way as long as I have been cooking. These days I use an electronic rice cooker, and I even steam hard cook eggs in the thing sometimes! But... if you haven't gotten one of those yet, first, put one on your Christmas list, but then, in the meantime, try this method exactly as it is written and you will have beautiful and fluffy, perfect rice. Here's how to do it.

Recipe: Perfect Boiled Rice

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 20 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cups of long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
Instructions

Bring water to a rolling ball, stir in salt and rice and return to a boil. Stir, cover immediately, reduce heat to very low simmer and cook for 20 minutes, covered. Don't peek and don't lift the lid! After 20 minutes, remove the pot from the burner and set aside, keeping covered. Allow the rice to continue steaming until ready to serve. Use a fork to fluff. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.

Baked Rice: Combine 2 cup of long grain rice with 4 cups of boiling water and 1 teaspoon of salt and place into a buttered 3 quart, lidded baking dish. Add thin slices of butter if you like. Place a layer of aluminum foil over the baking dish, then cover with the lid (if you don't have a lid, use several layers of aluminum foil). Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 40 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked through. Let rest for a few minutes before carefully removing the lid and foil. Fluff with a fork and serve. Increase cooking time to 1-1/2 hours if you use cold water.

Tip: To freshen refrigerated or frozen rice, defrost, sprinkle lightly with water, cover and microwave on high until hot and tender.

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Mary,

    Having lived in Japan for 9 years (my husband is a retired Marine), one of the first purchases was a rice steamer, but once the newness ran out, I never use it anymore.

    I bring the water to a boil, add the amount of rice needed and put a tight-fitting lid on the pot and place into a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve,

    Pam

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  2. Hi Pam! I ADORE my rice cooker - it really makes perfect rice, but sometimes I still do it stovetop too. I do rice in the oven with my oven jambalaya, but haven't used the oven for steaming simply rice. Great idea - thanks!

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  3. OK Mary, YOU have become my new best friend!!! I made rice using your method/recipe and it came out perfectly! I will most probably be using my rice cooker for steaming veggies or something, because your method is FOOLPROOF! Thank you!

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    1. Cheryl, you just made my weekend with that sweet comment. You're welcome!!

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