Tuesday, November 18, 2008


My Uncle Jim taught me how to cook rice.
It's very simple.
Put rice in pot, add water to cover rice. Use your index finger to check the depth of the water: the water should cover the uncooked rice to the depth of your first knuckle joint. Bring to boil, reduce heat to very low, cover and simmer until done.

That's it.
It doesn't matter if it's brown rice or white rice, basmati or wild. It doesn't matter the size of the pot or the size of your knuckle.
It's that simple.

It took me a few times and a few different pots to believe it, but it always works. I've been cooking it that way now for 20 years and it's always that simple.