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A Little Easy Tips on Cooking With Rice

02.07.2009 · Posted in Cooking Articles

Rice is a very versatile food which can be a meal in itself, can be eaten cold as a salad, hot as a pudding or it can be served as a meal accompaniment. Use online recipes to get the most out of your packet of rice and experiment with different races – long grain, short grain, Arborio or risotto rice, pudding rice, brown rice, wild rice and basmati rice. rnrnHere are 4 ways to use rice: – rnrn1. Boiling rice – Rice is a great accompaniment to curry, chili, casseroles, meat in sauces etc. and can also be used to make rice salads. You can purchase rice cookers or microwave rice steamers which are worth buying if you make a lot of rice. rnrnTo boil rice in a pan, first measure out rice and water. A mogul of rice will easily feed two people as a main course accompaniment and you will need twice as much water as rice, two moguls of boiling water. Either boils the water in a pan or uses a kettle and then pours the water into a medium sized pan. Once the water is boiling, add the rice and a little salt. Bring back to the boil and then turn down to a simmer, place a lid on and leave to cook for about 15 minutes. If you want to see more login to Different types of rice will take different amounts of time so check the packet. If there is still liquid left after cooking, simmer for a bit longer, until it has been absorbed and serve. Some people like to place their cooked rice into a sieve and pour boiling water over it to rinse it, but this is not necessary. rnrn2. Fried rice – Fried rice can be eaten by itself or as an accompaniment to Chinese dishes. It is a great way of using up leftover rice. rnrnBoil the rice in the usual way and then let it cool. Beat 2 eggs together in a bowl and season. Heat some oil in a large frying pan or wok over a high heat and add the eggs when the oil is hot. Stir constantly until the eggs are softly scrambled. Add rice and some soy sauce or oyster sauce. Cook until the rice is hot and everything is combined. rnFor variety, you can fry chopped onion in the pan before adding the eggs and you can also add cooked chicken or cooked, peeled prawns when you add the rice. rnrn3. Risotto – Making a risotto is easy but it does need your constant attention. Look for risotto rice or Arborio rice in your supermarket. rnrnSaut

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