Are you craving that great Mexican rice from your favorite taco stand? Here it is. This is just like a good Mexican restaurant rice. Many recipes taste good... but the texture just isn't right. You know how it is... you have prepared scores of Mexican rice recipes but always have been disappointed. It may be delicious but kinda "gloopy and wet." Try this. Everything is pureed and cooked in. There are no chunks of anything... just dry fluffy rice with all the seasonings and just the tiniest hint of a tomato flavor. I will throw away all of my Mexican rice recipes- this is the one I have been looking for for years!
I don't own a rice cooker but some people have had disappointing results using one. You will also need to adjust your cooking time if you want to use brown rice. I recommend following the cooking instructions as directed. Proceed at your own peril if you stray.
People always ask why my rice comes out perfectly, even though I don't use a rice cooker. Siu Siu Korzilius, my Chinese cooking teacher, taught me that the secret to flaky rice is in the washing. Rice must always be washed before it's cooked to remove the excess starch which keeps it from being sticky. For brown rice, follow these same instructions but add more water (to several inches over the rice) and cook three times as long.
This dessert-salad is a blast from the past! It's basically a rice pudding with crushed pineapple, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries. Serve glorified rice as a salad to accompany your holiday meal. It's also a great dish to bring to potlucks or church picnics. Enjoy! Adapted from "Mennonite Girls Can Cook".
This recipe comes from Alton Brown and it's the only way we have rice anymore. My servings are quite a bit smaller than his, though! You can use chicken or veggie broth in place of the water, or add herbs and spices.
Rice has been cultivated in China since around 5000 BC, and half the world depends on it for survival. Leftover rice is a plus so be sure to make enough so that you can make fried rice the next day. From the Take-Out Menu Cookbook.
Basmati rice, alone, is a wonderfully fragrant and fluffy rice. This is my own concoction with a pinch here and a dash there, but I tried to be more specific when writing the recipe. We enjoyed it very much, I hope you do also. If you love the taste of curry, you will love this rice.
This is easy, simple and wonderful. The original recipe which was printed in the Spring 2005 Penzeys catalog, calls for long-grain rice; however, I liked it much better with basmati. Also, the original recipe called for minced onion but I found it worked very well with dried onion. I indicated that the butter is optional, because I did not add it.
I found this in Cook's Country magazine. Sticky rice we can make at home and use our chopsticks?! YAY! I've stirred, lid off, lid on, added oil, etc, to try and make my rice really sticky. There's nothing special here as far as ingredients, it's just a very simple method! Thanks Cook's Country and Chef Kelley Baker!
Do not stir the rice as it cooks. The finished rice can stand off heat, covered, for up to 15 minutes.
White rice like the rice served at a good Chinese restaurant. Two variations are given, one fluffy version for eating with foods like stir frys, and another for making fried rice. I have met so many people who marvel at perfect white rice. It's very easy to make. Here's how...