'The standard of simple eating is one bowl of rice and one side dish.'
Rice is one such meal that can be easily prepared on short notice. Also, it tastes perfect with any type of curry dish. We all are in love with the one-pot meal recipes of the rice dishes. The delicious rice recipes are bliss for the lazy chefs who hate doing the dishes after cooking meal.
As compared to chapatti, rice can be digested easily because of the presence of starch content in it. So, you must eat a bowl of rice with every meal. However, you can replace the regular rice with brown rice in order to avoid weight gain.
Here I have for you some revolutionary rice hacks that will make a great change in your life.
Every variety of rice has unique taste and texture. Replacing the required rice variety with another can spoil your dish. Basmati and jasmine are the most common varieties of rice used as an accompaniment to curries. While basmati rice can be used for preparing biryani or pulao, pleasant-smelling jasmine rice can be cooked on special occasions.
Rice lasts for years only if it is stored in an airtight container. Presence of oil in brown rice can make it rancid with time. So, either freeze the brown rice or consume it within six months of purchase.
Rinse rice in cold water for a few minutes. Boil rice with a pinch of salt in water for a few minutes. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve perfectly steamed rice with any curry dish.
The cooking method of brown rice and pasta is quite similar. Rinse and cook brown rice in water for 30 minutes without covering the vessel. And then cover the vessel and cook for another ten minutes.
Health authorities recommend that cooked rice must be consumed within 24 hours. Rice kept at room temperature is a breeding ground for toxic bacteria. Thus, freshly cooked rice must be consumed quickly. Leftover rice must be refrigerated and reheated evenly before serving.
Here's a three-ingredient rice recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Combine milk, rice and sugar in a cooker. Pressure cook for 20 minutes.
This rice hack works best in the case of brown and wild rice. Roast rice in little oil before cooking to impart a nutty flavour to the dish.
Toast brown rice for 4 minutes in a dry skillet. Transfer toasted rice in a bowl of water and keep aside for 10 hours. Blend soaked rice, honey, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt for 2 minutes. Refrigerate rice milk in a glass jar. Serve chilled.
Never let your leftover rice go in vain. Fried rice, rice cutlet, rice idli, rice pancakes and rice cheese balls are some delicious dishes that'll surely please your taste buds.
Instead of plopping rice on the table, use a bear-shaped, star-shaped or heart-shaped cookie cutter for moulding rice. It's a great way to make your kids eat healthy food.
That's all folks.