Do you fix your rice with water? I’m sure many of you will not be surprised by this post and you have made it this way many times. However, I have followers that are just learning to cook or do not cook that often and may not know this.
If you want to eat a basic white rice, then just follow the directions on the package. If you want a nice change of flavor to your rice, replace the water with either chicken broth, vegetable broth or beef broth. Follow the directions for cooking on the rice bag and you will enjoy a new flavor to your rice.
Keep in mind that you can also add spices to your rice, however, you should cook the spices in a little oil first. Most spices won’t release their flavor in water but they do in oil. After you cook them in the oil just toss them in with the rice as it cooks.
Herbs that are hearty like thyme or rosemary can be added with the rice without cooking them in the oil while herbs like parsley or chives are best added after the rice has cooked.
So whether you want your rice plain, cooked with broth instead of water or with herbs and spices added, you can enjoy all the different flavors just the way you want.
Ingredients – I used Jasmine
Rice, beef broth & salt.
In a medium saucepan,
add all three ingredients.
Stir occasionally until broth boils.
Cover, turn to low and cook according to
package time which was 15 minutes
on my rice bag. Place the rice in a
bowl and serve.
- 2 cups broth (beef-chicken-vegetable)
- 1 cup uncooked Jasmine rice
- 1 tsp salt, optional
- Place all of the ingredients into a 3 quart saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Turn to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed.
- Remove from the heat and serve.
Add hearty herbs like rosemary or thyme to the broth before cooking.
Add spices to a little oil and cook a minute to bring out the flavor then add to the rice before cooking.
Add Parsley or chives to the rice after it is done cooking.