Mar 202012

how to make rice

How to Make Rice

Having grown up in Bolivia and Brazil, I don’t think of making rice as a challenge because we made it pretty much twice a day every day (and sometimes three times a day if we were making sweet rice for breakfast). But I hear that not everyone knows how to make simple, fluffy, white rice. So here is a video showing how we do it down south.

How to Make Fluffy White Rice on the Stove

1. Wash the rice in a colander if you wish. Pick out any debris such as stones. In the U.S., white rice is already washed and polished, so you don’t need to wash and pick it.
2. Heat a bit of olive oil in a sauce pan.
3. Put water on to boil in a separate pan.
4. Brown some chopped-up onion or garlic in the first sauce pan.
5. Add dry rice to the sauce pan. Saute for 5 minutes.
6. Add 2 cups of hot water for every cup of rice to the sauce pan.
7. Cover and simmer until done. DO NOT STIR UNTIL DONE. Let sit a few minutes before serving.

P.S. I used the Fuji Finepix S4500 to record this high definition video. It’s a pretty good piece of equipment for $180! (That was with a coupon). It’s still pretty affordable at Amazon. Check it out.

  5 Responses to “How to Make Brazilian-Style White Rice”

  1. olá marta, eu estava lendo seu blog, e vi que vc cresceu aqui no brasil!
    é muito bom como voce desenvolve projetos, a maioria são do tipo”eu preciso aprender isso e já!”
    vou linkar vc ao meu blog e indicar seu blog aos meus leitores.

  2. OMG I love kielbasa with beans and rice! I am coming to your house for dinner! I haven’t had any good kielbasa since I left Texas. Mouth is watering over here. We eat sweet rice here quite a bit but I will use your method for dinner dishes. I saute chicken, tomatoes, chives and black olives in one pan with fajita seasoning, add to rice, top with cheddar cheese and eat over tortillas or homemade flat bread.

  3. is there any “fishywater” to go with it????

    • Oh, yes. Quite difficult to make. FEIJOADA (Marta style): open several cans of cooked black beans into a crock pot. Cut two smoked Kielbasas into the beans. Cook until the pieces of kielbasa take on the color of the beans. Serve over rice.