I’ve heard “simplicity” discussed a lot as a goal for the new year, whether or not people are using that specific word. Along that line, here is recipe which yields very tasty rice in an absolute minimum of prep time.
If there is a faster, easier way to cook rice (which tastes as good) please tell me about it. A friend learned this method from a Korean woman who had obviously mastered simplicity, and I haven’t needed rice instructions (or a rice cooker) since. It is as easy to memorize as it is to make.
I don’t know if she rinsed her rice (probably) and purists will tell you that it gives you a slightly more perfect flavor to do so. For me that step isn’t necessary, and I love typing “2 minutes” as the active prep time (that’s probably overstated).
Is simplicity a goal of yours for the new year? What goals or resolutions do you have, in terms of your kitchen or your family’s diet? And if you save time this year by simplifying your life, what more important things are you excited to spend that time doing? Please tell me in the comments.
Recipe: Fast Easy White Rice
Summary: Cooking rice doesn’t get any easier than measuring the water with your finger and setting the timer. The only key to this recipe is to find the right sized pot for the amount of rice you need, as explained below.
- dry white rice (any amount you choose)
- Place the dry rice into a pot which is sized so the rice fills it 1/4 to 1/2 way (a larger pot will throw off the water ratio, and a smaller pot may overflow).
- Fill with water until the water covers the rice by 3/4 of an inch (from the tip of your finger almost to the first knuckle).
- Cover and cook over moderately high heat until it starts to boil (the lid will start to rattle).
- Turn off the heat but leave the pot in place and covered, and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Fluff the rice with a rice paddle or fork, and serve.
Preparation time: 2 minute(s)
Cooking time: 15 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 4