White Rice

What kind of white rice do you use and how do you cook it: stove, rice cooker, microwave, anything else? I grew up in Bénin and in my house we cook white rice on the stove. When I moved to my first apartment in the US I bought a rice cooker and I used it for a good 6 years. Suddenly It seemed like cooking rice became easier that way. Haha. Then I moved to Chicago. Here in my apartment I have a very small kitchen, so I had to choose between getting a deep fryer and a rice cooker. I went with the deep fryer which means I had to start cooking rice on the stove. When I tell you, it is the best decision I made – I’m not even lying: RICE ON THE STOVE TASTES BETTER y’all. While back home we wait for the water to boil before adding the washed rice, here I combine all my ingredients into a pot at once like you would in a rice cooker. It’s the Easiest – Most Delicious – Best White Rice – PERIODT. Rice is probably the most consumed food in the world, especially in Africa. There are so many different types of rice and today my favorite one is Basmati – it used to be Jasmine. I love it because (1) it is not sticky and (2) you just can’t not nail cooking it. Would love to know what your favorite rice to cook is, but I hope you give this recipe a try as well.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • A couple slices fresh onions
  • A dash of salt

Tools

  • Medium size pot
  • Fork
  • Spatula

Directions

  • Add all your ingredients into a medium size pot and mix well
  • Bring to boil
  • As soon as the mixture begins boiling, reduce the heat completely and let the steam do the rest of the work
  • It takes anywhere between 15-20 min to cook the rice, depending of the type of rice being used
  • Allow to cool down
  • In the meantime, cut fresh parsley; then mix into the cooked rice to give it a little green color
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you use a rice cooker, the same method will work as well.
  • Try this beef heart stew to go with your white rice. I’m sure you will love it.

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