Rice is one of the simplest, most common foods around. It”s so versatile, you can use it to please the pickiest of eaters, or you can dress it up for those with more sophisticated palates. But even though it”s delicious in its flexibility, it”s also not exactly easy to make. It takes a long time to cook, it”s easy to mess up the consistency on the stove, and rice cookers can be expensive. Next time you want to cook rice, try this foolproof, perfect-every-time method. Forget the stovetop and go straight for the oven!
Here”s what you”ll need for always-perfect brown rice: a cup and a half of rice, two-thirds cup of water or stock, a teaspoon of oil or butter, and a half teaspoon of salt.
Preheat your oven to 345 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring the water to a boil (in the microwave or on the stove). Then pour it into a glass dish with a lid; add the rice, oil, and salt, stir and put it in the oven.
If you don”t have a dish with a lid, you can also cover it with aluminum foil.
Keep the dish in the oven for about an hour.
When the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and serve.
I have a small kitchen, so I never have any extra counter or stove space. I”m going to cook rice this way from now on, so I can just pop it in the oven and continue cooking without a rice cooker in my way. Will you try this in your kitchen?