The Basics of Making Rice
Chef Demetrios Haralambatos
For most white rice recipes, you will need two cups of liquid (water or stock) for every cup of rice. Here is an example recipe:
Bring liquid to a boil, and set aside.
In a separate sauce pot, turn on the heat, and add the oil.
When oil is heated, add the rice.
Stir the rice around until the rice has absorbed the oil and become translucent.
Add the hot liquid and salt, stir completely once, lower the heat to a simmer, and cover. Set a timer for the desired cooking time (as indicated in the table on the left).
When time is up, remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
You may add chopped onions, thyme, cumin, and/or rosemary at step 4. Once the rice is cooked, you may add cooked peas, other vegetables, and/or shredded chicken.