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Quick and Easy Cooking - Rice
This method makes rice for two people.
1 Get one cup of rice (basmati or long grain).
2 Rinse the rice in a sieve with cold water.
3 Boil about two inches of water (add a little salt to the water before you boil it) in a saucepan.
4 When the water is boiling chuck in the rice and give a quick stir to make sure the rice isn't sticking to the pan.
5 When this comes to the boil again turn it down to simmer and cover it if you want to.
6 Check it in about 5 mins - give it a quick stir.
7 After 10 mins check it again. By now it'll be nearly cooked. You may need to add a little more water but if you put in plenty at the start you shouldn't need more.
8 Boil a kettle of water.
9 After about 12 mins the rice should be ready. You can test it by pulling out a grain or two and pinching them. If the grain separates easily then the rice is cooked. Try to avoid over cooking it because this is what makes it stodgy and sticky.
10 Pour the contents of the saucepan into a colander or sieve.
11 Next pour the clean boiled water from the kettle over the rice - this washes the starch off the rice.
12 Cover the colander or sieve with a tea towel and leave for 5 mins. This gives the water time to drain away properly and should leave you with delicious, hot rice.
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