RICE AND GRAIN DISHES:
Basic Cooked Rice
Prepare rice according to package directions. If you buy bulk,
or have no directions, follow these steps. Remember, the amount
of water, and simmer time vary based on the type of rice you
use. For recipes in this book, I recommend Basmati brand long
grain rice. Basmati rice requires about twice as much water as
rice, e.g., two cups water to one cup of rice. Most other long
grain rice brands require equal amounts of water to rice (change
amount of water to fit your taste).
1 cup long grain rice
2 cups water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
In 2-quart pan, mix water, salt and oil.
Bring to a boil on high heat.
Bring back to a boil then lower to medium heat.
Let cook uncovered until most of the water is absorbed.
Mix from the bottom up, lower heat to low, cover and let simmer
for at least 15 minutes or until meal time.
Mix again bottom up before serving.
Say Bismillah and eat!