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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Steamed Rice

Steamed rice can be a side dish or developed into a main dish.  However, you will always begin with just steamed rice.  We have cooked enough rice at our house that we learned how to have a perfect boiler of rice each time that we cook it.  It helps that we had input from my mother.  She told us that you always at least double the amount of water in relation to the amount of rice that you plan to cook.  For our lunch this past Sunday, I cooked 2 cups of rice in 6 cups of water.  I like to make sure that there is no crunchy rice in my boiler of rice!  The rice was perfect and went so well with pork chops cooked in gravy in the crock pot, white peas, and fried okra.  After following this recipe, I hope your rice always comes out perfect, too.

                                                                   Steamed Rice

6 cups of boiling water
2 cups of rice
1 tsp. salt
1/2 stick of butter

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large boiler.  Add rice, salt, and butter.  For the first five minutes, stir several times.  Next, reduce the heat to low.  Cover with a lid and set a timer for 20 min.  Your rice should be done when the timer alarms.  I always remove a spoonful and check to be certain the rice is done.

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