Some people struggle with cooking boiled rice.
Just remember to use the ratio of 1 cup rice to 2 ups liquid, and you shouldn't go wrong
Preparation Time: 1 Minute
|1 cup long-grain rice|
|2 cups water|
Place the rice in a large saucepan and add the water. Put on a tight-fitting lid, bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and gently simmer for about 15 minutes. Do not be tempted to keep lifting the lid "to see how things are getting on", nor should you stir the rice until it is cooked and all the water has been absorbed.
If it seems to be getting dry and the rice still hasn't cooked, add a little more water, but again, do not stir it in otherwise you may end up with a mushy mess instead of nice fluffy individual grains of rice.
Leave the pan to stand off the heat for a few minutes, then fluff up the rice using a fork.
Different flavours can be made by substituting some of the water for orange juice or chicken stock. The main thing is to remember the ratio of 2 cups liquid for 1 cup rice. Orange rice is very good served cold with cooked meats such as roast beef, turkey,etc.