I usually try to post original recipes in order not to be too boring but today it couldn’t be more bland than simple rice! Yes just how to cook properly rice without any extras. I am actually just posting the recipe for my self, because I keep on forgetting how to do it right and I always need to ask Kris on how he’s doing it (he is the perfect rice cooker!). But why not sharing it with the rest of the world?
So off we go for lovely fluffy non sticky Basmati rice.
What you’ll need? Guess what? Indeed Basmate rice.
How much of it? 1 Cup for maybe 2-3 servings.
1. First thing: Rinse the rice. How often? A professional cook would tell you “until it is perfectly clean!”.
I would suggest you about 3 to 5 times. Try to get the water as clear as possible.
After rinsing the rice leave it to rest for about 20 min.
2. Then put the rice in a cooking pot and add 1 cup and half of cold water. Leave the pot uncovered and cook on medium to high heat until small little ‘craters’ start to appear (do not stir in the meantime!).
3. Once those ‘craters’ appear, stir the rice ONCE with a fork, turn to low heat and keep on cooking the rice for 8 minutes, this time covered. After 8 minutes turn the stove off and leave the rice to rest. If you want to eat the rice right away still leave it for another 8 to 9 minutes covered without cooking.
Et voilà now you should have your perfect fluffy non-sticky rice à la Kris!
A little suggestion which might sound strange to many readers: if you eat bland rice, try to add a egg yolk (of course super fresh!) and mix it well, add a bit of salt and pepper. I love it! The family of my friend Catherine showed me their family invention when I was about 7-years-old and until today my Mum cannot understand why I like eating it this way.