How to Cook White Rice

White rice is the number one favorite side dish in Dominican food menu. It is easy to prepare and cooks in 30-45 minutes. The amount of time to cook varies depending on the quantity of rice you are cooking. This basic recipe will be the base of many meat and stew recipes that I will be sharing in this blog.

Receta en: español.

How to cook white rice?

1-2-3 rule for rice. In order to know the amount of rice you need, calculate that for everyone cup of uncooked rice, you will need two cups of water, and it would yield three cups of cooked rice. Yield and consistency may vary due to the type of rice that is used. We should keep in mind that if we like the rice to be loose [grainy], then we should use a little less water to cook a cup of rice. A good guide to make white rice that  grainy  but soft is by using one and a half cup of water for everyone cup of rice. Add salt and oil to taste.

White Rice 
Dominican rice recipe by Mari's Cakes

4 cups of long grain rice
6 cups of water
Salt to taste
¼ cup of oil (59ml)

1. Heat the pot where the rice is going to be cooked, add oil add salt, heat through, and then add water. Bring the water to a boil and add the rice.
2. Stir constantly with a spoon to avoid sticking to the bottom, until all water has evaporated. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Stir the rice with a spoon to scrap away from the sides of the pot, cover with lid and cook for 15 to 30 minutes or until the rice is firm but fluffy and soft inside.
4. Serve with meat, beans, eggs, seafood or vegetables.

Yield: 6 servings.

Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. - Jeremiah 31:13

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