Rice is a traditional food in Mexican cuisine. It is prepared in
countless ways. The following is the basic recipe for white rice.
Ingredients: for 2 people
1 cup of rice
2 cups of water
½ teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of butter or oil (optional)
Preparation to make white rice :
It is not necessary to wash or strain the white rice beforehand.
Some rices have more starch have more starch than others and there may be some undesirable residue.
There are many different types of rice, for most of them you can take the proportion of 1 cup of rice for every 1 cup of rice. ratio of 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water.
Measure ½ cup of uncooked rice for each person. Depending on the rice, you will need more
water or not. The label on the package can give you more specific instructions on this.
Bring the water to a boil. Rice expands during cooking as it absorbs the water, so choose the right size
water, so choose the right size saucepan.
When the water boils, add the rice, salt and butter if using. Cover
the pan and lower the heat to minimum so that it cooks evenly and does not burn.
Do not uncover during cooking because steam escapes and this affects the cooking time.
The approximate cooking time for white rice is 18 to 25 minutes and for brown rice 30 to 40 minutes.
brown rice 30 to 40 minutes.
Check a few minutes before the end of cooking. The rice should be firm
but tender and not crunchy. It may be slightly sticky but not gummy. When ready, turn off the heat. If there is still water in the pan, tilt to drain the remaining water.
drain the remaining water.
Cover the pan again and let it continue to steam for about 5 more minutes.
about 5 minutes more.
The rice keeps well in the refrigerator for several days so you can make more to have it ready for the next day.
so you can make more to have it ready for another dish.