This Ain’t Your Instant Rice

Listen here to Mr. Phil.

Not me, him.

He’s right about a few things.

Americans don’t know how to cook regular Rice anymore and we need to reject Leftism’s Doctrine of only practicing our religion inside the box.

I’m not overly religious and I don’t wear it on my sleeve but I do have my beliefs. If that bothers anyone that ain’t my problem.

17 thoughts on “This Ain’t Your Instant Rice

  1. A serving of rice is 1/4 cup uncooked rice. When I make rice for my wife and I it is 1/3 cup of uncooked rice for the both of us. My grandmother’s process for rice was two tablespoons of melted butter, add 2 cups of rice and stir while toasting. When it starts to turn color add a pinch of salt, 2 cups water, and 2 cups of chicken broth. When it reaches a boil put the lid on it and turn it down to simmer for 15 minutes. Let it set off any heat for at least another 10 minutes. I prefer short grain Jasmine rice. If you want “sticky” rice only add 1 & 3/4 cup chicken broth and 1/4 cup rice vinegar.

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  2. Use the correct rice for your dish. Nishiki is great for Asian and most American dishes, and Basmati for Indian and curries. Bring to a boil with lid on, turn off and walk away. Done in 15 minutes or so. The rice cookers preferred in Japan are very useful if you eat a lot of rice, those by Zojirushi are excellent.

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    • When government got into the business of charity, society became frayed. Church buildings had always been the meeting places, the center of community. By government’s meddling, people became distant, isolated, reliant upon government rather than community. FDR did that. LBJ made sure it stayed that way.

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  3. one measure of rice, 2 measures of liquid (not all broth either), a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, turn down to simmer & cover it. Turn the heat off in 20 min and it’s ready to eat.
    That’s worked well for me the last 50 years.

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    • My variation is get the water boiling, add rice, stir, wait 30 seconds, stir real good, wait a.other 30 seconds, cover, put another pan on top, and turn down to lowest setting, set timer for 20 minutes, walk away.

      I add a tad bit more water as I like my rice sticky.

      It’s always 1 measure of rice and two measures of liquid.

      Now, I do make chicken rice, either saffron or regular, by chunking up a can of chicken and measuring the liquid from it and then yada yada. Add some peas or beans when you start the boil and it all adds flavor and makes a cheap-assed dinner that tastes good. Get fancy and use fresh chicken and cut it up and toss it into the water you’re heating and it cooks during the boil phase and finishes during the steam phase.

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  4. Rolled through Monroe yesterday on the way back from the beach and thought about Phil and his family. I guess I should have stopped by for a bowl of rice and some truth.

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  5. One of my sisters gave me a Hitachi rice cooker 40-some years ago, and I’m still using it.
    It does Calrose perfectly.

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    • Yep. Add a measure of cooked beans and use the bean liquor as part of the measuring liquid, or just use bean liquor, maybe cut it a tad with water.

      Or, well, just take a measure of cooked rice and add to a measure of cooked beans (maybe with some ham…) My lunch is regularly a measure of canned beans (walmart, 59 cents each, divide into two..) with some lunch ham chunked up with some extra salt and pepper and wash the can out with some water and add that liquid in too, and microwave for 15 minutes while I’m cooking the rice (any less time and even canned beans taste ‘raw’) then I just plop the cooked rice into the container of beans and I’m happy.

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  6. What? Just push the “rice” button on the Instant Pot and wait for the beep. 😉

    You want to see some really blank looks, give someone normal oats rather than quick or instant.

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    • Freak. 🙂

      Those Insta-pots do look nice.

      And really, to freak people out, toss them a bag of beans and tell them to look and soak them. Kids these days don’t understand the thrill of finding rocks in a bag of beans…

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  7. When government got into the business of charity, society became frayed. Church buildings had always been the meeting places, the center of community. By government’s meddling, people became distant, isolated, reliant upon government rather than community. FDR did that. LBJ made sure it stayed that way.

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  8. Rice is one of the easiest things to cook. Yesterday I’d have told you a moron could do it. Then I went to a BBQ held by a millennial.

    If you were to hold one, wouldn’t you make sure to have a BBQ itself?

    No shit- 8 hamburgers, a pack of dogs, two dozen chicken wings, 8 ears of corn, and three onions, whole. They had a Weber mini kettle, and a fire pit with a grate with 1” spacing, like for a pot. Oh, and 1/3 bag of match light and 1/3 bag of regular charcoal. Not anywhere near enough charcoal or real estate to cook. They started the fire after we arrived.

    So yeah. There are those to retarded to boil rice.

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