Video Episode 3: "Over Three Billion Served...Daily!!!"
This episode focuses on a staple food that goes a long way toward filling the stomachs of you and yours - rice. Although there are many ways to prepare rice, the recipe that I use for white rice was shown to me by my wife at the time and she learned it from a great Asian chef with whom she worked.
Brown rice is also represented in this episode. The recipe for this is taken directly from the back of the box but yeilds great results none the less.
Future episode will cover what to do with leftover rice so go ahead and make plenty of the stuff, you can never have enough of this versatile staple.
White Rice Recipe:
- 2-3 quart pot & lid
- 1 cup measuring cup
- 2 cups long grain white rice
- approx 3 cups water (see process)
- Measure 2 cups of white rice into pot
- Cover rice with cold tap water and rub rice in between you hands to remove dust from kernals.
- Pour off dust filled water and repeat this rinsing process until water comes up clear.
- Cover rice with fresh water until there's enough to cover your hand when its placed flat on top of the rice.
- Put pot with rice on stove with heat on full.
- Monitor contents of pot as it starts to boil.
- Once water forms little craters in the rice, turn heat to low and cover rice for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, turn heat off and let rice stand for another 10 minutes.
- RICE IS DONE!
Brown Rice Recipe:
- 2-3 quart pot with lid
- 1 cup measuring cup
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- Pinch salt
- 2 cups water
- Place water, butter and salt in pot and put heat on high.
- Once water comes to a boil, put rice in water mixture.
- Once water regains a boil, put heat to low in order to bring mixture to a simmer.
- Cover pot for 35 minutes. DO NOT LIFT THE LID. (Trust in the Force, Luke!)
- After 35 minutes, check the rice. If there is any water in the bottom of the pot, put the cover back on and continue to simmer until water has dissipated. Check every 2-3 minutes.
- Once the water is not evident, turn the fire off and let rice sit for 5 minutes then ENJOY!
As with the other the crostini recipe, rice is an excellent replacement for fries and onion rings and you'll find that kids usally love rice.