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Sunday, March 22, 2009

One Pot Rice

I used to be quite helpless at cooking rice despite it being my staple food. Some days I am lucky, but most of the time it is gluey and sticky. Then I started to pick up some tips from cooking class:

  • Rinsing rice helps get rid of any starch and impurities. Rinse until the water is clear and not cloudy.
  • Use 1 cup rice to 1.5cup water.
  • Remove the lid to allow steam to escape when the rice is cooked. This allows extra moisture to evaporate and for the rice to be tender and separated.
  • Fluff up the rice with a fork before serving.


This is the quick meal that I cooked up when Sheen asked for some food on a lazy Saturday noon.
I used ingredients like dried shrimp, chinese sausage, bak-kwa, chinese mushroom and mixed vegetables to come up with this one-pot rice in a flash.

Sheen likes it very much cos it taste just like his favourite glutinous rice, except it is using brown rice and with add veg!

3 comments:

thecoffeesnob said...

That looks really good and healthy! My favourite's chicken and salted fish fried rice :)

Anyway, I usually place a clean tea towel between the pot of uncooked rice and the lid- it could just be me but I find that it helps the rice come out really nice and fluffy.

dk said...

The young man eats alot, doesn't he? =)

Cookie said...

Hi Laureen,
Thanks for the towel trick (or tips)... I will try it out next time!!

Chicken and salted fish sounds good. Reminds me of claypot rice! Yum!!!

Hey dk,
I am more than happy to feed him... you know how tiny this boy is!

These days he must have his supper before going to bed =p

Cheers
Cookie