Sunday, July 12, 2015
So my electric rice cooker broke and I had to find a way to still make rice until I bought a new one. So I asked a few of my friends and they came through for me. I can now make white rice in a pan on the stove and don't need to buy a new electric rice cooker.
First you'll want to measure out how much rice you want to make. For every cup of uncooked rice, you need 2 cups of liquid.
I made 1 cup of rice because that's enough for just Ken and I. Pour your 1 cup of rice into a mesh strainer and rinse it. This is a really important part. if you don't do this your rice will be a thick mess instead of fluffy rice you want.
Next add your liquid to the non stick pan. You want to make sure you use a non stick pan because rice can stick to the bottom like crazy. I opted for a can of chicken broth to give my rice a chicken flavor. You can use water, beef or vegetable broth. Jut depends on the flavor you are looking for.
Next, bring the liquid almost to a boil and add the rinsed rice. Turn down to med low which for me on my stove is between medium and low. Stir it once and add a lid. Let it cook for 15-20 minutes and then check on it. Stir it and see how much liquid is left. There should be very little liquid left so let the rice cook for another 5-10 minutes until there's no liquid, turn off heat and then sit for 3-5 minutes with the lid on, this will let the rice cook the rest of the way.
It took me a couple of times cooking it this way to judge how long it would take to cook but the rice comes out perfect every time now.
Posted by Mary Kirkland at 12:00 AM