We feel one of the most difficult dishes to make correctly is rice. Unless you have a rice cooker, cooking rice on the stove can be an incredibly difficult task.
One night, we were watching Alton Brown’s Good Eats and we saw this method of cooking rice that we had to share. It’s so simple and makes perfect rice. Every. Single. Time.
Now, you can use water but let us tell you, chicken broth adds waaaaaaay more flavor. But using chicken broth adds salt, so unless you’re using a low sodium broth, be cautious when adding salt.
Perfect Rice (Every Time)
- 1 Cup Jasmine Rice
- 2 Cup Chicken Broth (Or Water)
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
In a small sauce pan, bring your water or broth to a boil. Just before it starts to boil, start step two!
In another sauce pan, heat your olive oil and then saute your rice for about a minute.
Right before you put the boiling water/broth combo into the rice, we always season the rice with a little extra salt (kosher, season salt, garlic salt, or truffle sauce*). Add the boiling water and raise the heat so that everything boils together for a few seconds.
Lower the heat, cover and cook for 13 to 17 minutes.
*Not that this needs to be said, but maybe it does, you don’t need all those salts, just pick one!