Normally I use my rice cooker to get perfect rice every time. That works, until you only have a 3 cup rice cooker and you’re planning a shish kebab party with multiple couples. I didn’t feel like putting batch after batch through the rice cooker. Instead, I tried this tip from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. It’s the simplest thing in the world, and it gives you the perfect rice every time.
Gorgeous, fluffy, no extra liquid rolling around, and NO MESS! Whenever I do rice on the stove top, it always looks like a rice liquid bomb hit. None of that with this method. It doesn’t require any kitchen gadgets. All you need is a piece of foil and a baking dish. Oh, and an oven…
Here’s the method. For some amazing variations, check out the list below.
Replace 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup of salsa verde. Add in 2 Tbsp dried cilantro and 2 Tbsp lime juice.
Replace 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup salsa. Add 2 chicken bouillon cubes, 1 tsp garlic, and 1/2 tsp cumin.
Add 2 chicken bouillon cubes, 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp parsley, 1 tsp garlic powder, and 2 Tbsp butter.
Add 1 packet onion soup mix.
Add 2 tsp garlic powder and 2 Tbsp butter.
Cut out 1/2 cup water. Add 1 can crushed pineapple with juice, 1 Tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 Tbsp lime juice, and cilantro as desired.
Replace 1 cup water with 1 cup milk. Add 4 Tbsp butter, 2 tsp garlic, 1 tsp parsley, and 1/3 cup parmesan cheese.
What’s your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!
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