Image credit: Ayurveda Yogashram

You are laughing! It’s for your own good!

A lot you, all you know is to wear designer clothes,shoes and bags and then be shaking your waist up and down but to boil common rice is difficult! If you continue at this rate, one day you’ll come back from work and see either your load outside or ‘Sandra’ cooking for your husband! God forbid sha.

So, like a good senior wife that I am, I am about to share the simplest recipe ever on How to boil rice. Later I will teach you guys how to make stew but for now, borrow the stew from your mum or you buy from a good buka and pretend like you made it!

Anyway, without wasting time, you’ll need the following:

  • A clean pot (with cover O!)
  • Utensils for cooking: 1cooking spoon,
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ‘milk’ cup of uncooked rice (use the evaporated milk tin)
  • Cleaning running water
  • I hope you have ‘fire’ to cook the rice! The rice cannot boil on it’s own na!

Method :

  1. Put the measured cup of rice in a clean bowl and wash thoroughly (until you see that the water is much clearer).
  2. Drain the water and then transfer the washed rice to a clean pot (with cover) and put water that is enough to just cover the rice a bit (that is a little above the rice). Some people like to boil some water first before putting the rice.
  3. We are only parboiling the rice ( mainly to reduce the starch in it and also to prevent unnecessary ‘gumming’ of the rice). So we parboil till it looks like the water wants to dry up in the pot, so you take it off the fire.
  4. Rinse the rice under running water from the tap, until the water appears clear.
  5. Drain the water and then transfer the rice to another pot.
  6. Add just enough water a little above the level of the rice.
  7. Add salt to taste. (As you add salt gradually, it should be done to your taste level)
  8. Stir content very well and then bring to boil.
  9. Boil until the rice is soft enough. You can drain excess water and put back on the fire to dry (and not burn) the bottom of the pot.

Serve while hot in a dish.

This rice ‘admits’ 2 persons. You are free to cook more.

As for the sauce or stew to use, borrow from somewhere, I am too tired to teach you Now!

I can feel your joy from here!

Photo credit: Ponnachiexim

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