White Rice.... simple, yet so delicious. Buttery, fragrant and if prepared correctly you'll eat
I could literally eat an entire pot of white rice in one sitting, it's that good. When cooked perfectly white rice can be eaten by itself. With a few simple ingredients I'm going to show you how to make the most flavorful, buttery, fragrant white rice you've ever had. First let me tell you that having the right POT makes a huge difference in how your rice turns out. You can't use the thin pots, because often times those pots tend to cook you food at a faster rate and can burn your food. I recommend you use a "Cast Iron Aluminum Pot". I use this type of pot because it cooks your food evenly, they last FOREVER and also it's the type of pot my mother used. You can find these types of pots at most Caribbean markets (I've attached a picture below of what the pot looks like) Lets get into this recipe!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20-30 minutes
3 cups of water
1 small lightly crushed garlic
1 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of butter
2 1/2 cups of White Jasmine Rice
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil on high. Add garlic, salt, vegetable oil and butter. While water is boiling use a plastic bowl to rinse your rice. I recommend you do at least 2-3 rinse cycles to remove the thin layer of starchy powder from the rice. Add drained rice to boiling water. When you add the rice to the water use your cooking spoon to gently stir the rice to ensure that there are no clumps in the rice. Once you add the rice you will notice that the water will stop boiling , but it will eventually come to a rolling boil again in a few seconds. Once the water come to a rolling boil reduce the heat slight to Medium until water is completely absorbed. Once water is absorbed, reduce heat to low cover with a tight fitting lid and let the rice cook for 10-15 minutes. The aroma of the buttery, slightly nutty smell of Jasmine rice will begin to fill the air in your home. Fluff and serve by itself or with meat. My all time favorite pairing with white rice will always be Sos Pwa (Bean Sauce/Bean Puree) and meat gravy that has been simmered with onions and sweet peppers. Yum!