Perfect Rice

INGREDIENTS

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¼ cup healthy oil (olive, avocado or coconut)

3 cups long grain white rice (I love basmati and jasmine)

3 ¾ cup liquid (water or stock, you choose)

Pinch of salt

 

DIRECTIONS

1.In a saucepan heat the oil over medium-high heat.

2.Add the rice and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring often. The rice should start to turn translucent and get a little nutty smell.

3.Add in your liquid (be careful, it’s going to sputter and spurt and steam), stir to incorporate, cover with a lid and allow to come to a boil.

4.Once boiling, stir again, then reduce heat to low, re-cover and continue to cook for about 10 minutes.

5.Check your rice. If the liquid is all absorbed, then turn off the heat. If not cook for a couple more minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.

6.Now, here’s the trick to perfect rice. Once you have turned off the heat, fluff the rice with a fork, take a paper towel and place it over the pan and then put the lid on again. Let the rice steam with the paper towel for 5 minutes.

7.Viola, perfect rice.

 

 

ADD-Ins - 

Here is the best part about this recipe, it lets you get as creative as you want! 

1) Cilantro-Lime Rice: stir in 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and 1 Tbsp lime juice

2) Quick Spanish Rice: Stir in 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa

3) Sticky Coconut-Mango Rice: heat a can of full fat coconut milk over low, add in 1 Tbsp sugar, pour the hot coconut milk over the rice and stir in, add to that diced mangos (as much as you would like)  

... Experiment away