ravishingjane — Mon, 08/20/2012 - 12:25
I have a new favorite rice and I think you all should try it out. Brazilian rice. It's crazy easy to make and is a yummy twist on plain white rice. Here's what you do:
1. Mince up a large clove or two of garlic
2. Mince up about a TBSP of onion
*For mincing these ingredients I actually used the small holes of the cheese grater and created an incredible mush. This is how I will do it again in my future rice making extravaganzas.
3. Heat up about 2 TBSP of olive oil in a pot over medium heat
4. Add a healthy portion of salt (I probably dumped in close to a TBSP worth)
5. Sauté the onion and garlic in oil and salt for just a minute or two
6. Add 2 cups of basmati rice (probably any white rice would work well enough) and coat with the oil mixture
7. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil
8. Once boiling, cover and turn the heat to low and steam for 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed
What you get is a moist white rice that is so delicately seasoned that you just don't realize why it tastes so good. You can't really taste the onion or garlic, but it's essence works some magic. I think I'll have some leftover for breakfast now. YUM!