Rice is one of the hardest things to cook – at least, for me.
It comes out a lumpy, clumpy, too-wet gob of goop. It is never light and fluffy – like the photos on the packages – but more like a bland porridge.
But I now have a sure-fire way to cook it stove top in 10 minutes, thanks to a tip from Chef Vivian Howard. (But this only works with one brand of rice. Keep reading to find out more.)
On a day when Create TV was on in the background while I worked in the kitchen, Howard came on for a short chef’s tip. In this tip, she said to cook rice for 10 minutes in boiling salted water.
I immediately had to try it.
And was shocked when it worked.
Of course, it worked the first rive times I did it – with the Aldi brand white basmati rice. Take a look:
Isn’t that gorgeous rice?! it is so light and fluffy and makes TERRIFIC homemade stir fry.
I wish i could say this worked for every type of rice – but this trick does not (at least, for me). Every other rice I have tried failed miserably on the 10-minute boil. I’ve tried long-grain, short-grain, white and brown (it REALLY did not work on short-grain brown rice)… None of them remotely compared to the white basmati, which comes out wonderfully fluffy and separated.
If you are an Aldi power shopper like me, and you love rice, grab a bag of the white basmati and try Howard’s tip.0