I haven't been feeling all that great lately. Today I took a sick day and I feel SOOOOO much better. I hope this feeling goes away soon.
Cooking Rice is an art form. Growing up in a Filipino household, I was never taught how to measure my rice with measuring cups.
No, no, that was for amatures and my mom deemed me a professional the second the rice touched my finger tips. Ever since then, I was cooking rice for the family every night for dinner.
Now that I'm a wife, there are no exceptions....
The Finger Method:
Here is my fool proof method I use to measure the rice to water ratio perfectly. I make no promises, but I've been making it this way since the day I came out of the womb.
1. Pour the desired amount of rice into the pot or rice cooker.
Much better. (It's hard to take pictures AND cook. Give a girl a break!)
2. Fill pot with enough water to completely cover the rice. Then, Rake the rice with your digits so that the rice surface is even.
3. Using your middle finger as a ruler, measure from the bottom of the pot to the top of the rice. Keep track of the height by marking it with your thumb.
**Here the level of the rice hits right under my thumbnail.
4. Re-Rake rice and this time, measure from the top of the rice to the top of the water.
Thumb tab where the top of the water hits...
**The Rule is: that the bottom of the pot to top of rice should be EQUAL height as the top of the rice to the top of the water. In the picture, it's a smidge more (which is ok when you are cooking brown or long grain rice)
5. Set to Medium low for no more than 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it so it wont burn, buuuut do NOT lift the lid during cooking time. We don't want any moisture escaping.
Like popcorn in the microwave or children at Costco...do not leave this unattended.
I hope this works for you!! If you have a rice cooker, it'll be easier to cook, and the measuring technique will work even better!!
So what did I do with my leftover Salsa?
When my rice was complete, I added the juice of half a lime, salt, and cilantro to make Chipotle Rice...
and made my very own Chipotle turkey bowl. Legit.
New running shirts...