After some tweaking and practice, I nailed the perfect touch and been cooking the rice this way for many years now. Making perfect white rice is actually quite easy once you know a few simple steps that will put a feel-good smile of accomplishment on your face every time you make it. Yep, I'm not kidding, folks! ;)
Author: Valya at Valya's Taste of Home
3cups570 g - long white rise
2tbsp.- unsalted butter
½tsp.- sea salt
3cups- boiling water
Measure out rice, pour it into a large strainer. Place the strainer with rice over a large glass bowl under running hot water and rinse well. Then fill the bowl with hot water and let the rice soak in the water for 15 min or so. Drain the water and rinse the rice well (the water should be somewhat clear when you submerge the rice in the bowl of water on the final rinse).
After the rice has been soaked and rinsed well, allow the rice to drain for about 5 minutes or so, before frying. Empty the glass bowl you used to soak the rice and rest the strainer on it.
Fill a tea kettle with water and let it come to a boil (you will need this water to add to fried rice in the cooking process). While the water is coming to a boil fry the rice (you will need to boil the water and fry the rice at the same time).
Heat a large skillet over high heat, reduce the heat to low (3.5 if your stovetop is digital), add and melt butter. Then add well-drained rice, sprinkle some salt and fry it for 7 minutes siring every 30 seconds.
Transfer fried rice into a medium stainless-steel pot. Add water. Cover the pot with a lid that does not have an exhaust (so the steam does not escape from the pot during cooking). Add water. Place the pot over high heat. As soon as the rice starts boiling (in about 30 seconds) reduce the heat to low (about 1.8) and set the timer for 15 minutes to simmer.
Remove cooked rice from the stove top. Fluff the rice with a fork very gently. Cover the pot back with the lid, cracked open this time (for the steam to escape and cool air to reduce the moisture of the rice) and let it rest for at least 15 minutes.
Serve and enjoy with Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs or any side dish of your choice!
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