The Basics: Long Grain White Rice

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The Technique

Long Grain White Rice 

Rice is classified into long grain, medium & short grain varieties. Depending on which type of rice you choose to cook will determine the texture & best application for that particular variety. Long grain white rice has traditionally been the most popular type of rice consumers choose to cook with as it can be used in several recipe applications that yield quality meal solutions. It can stand alone or serve as a carrier for many well seasoned foods such as gravy, peas & beans. When merging flavors & foods, be certain to taste the combinations together before adding additional salt. Although whole grain brown rice has become increasingly popular due to the natural health benefits, white rice features a straightforward cooking method that essentially steams the grains quickly with minimal effort. 

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makes 3 cups

2 cups water 
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 cup long grain rice

Bring the water & the salt to a boil over Medium-High heat in a small saucepan. Stir in the rice, cover with the lid & reduce the heat to Low. Cook 18 minutes. Remove the lid & fluff the rice with a fork.

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How To Cook Long Grain White Rice

Long grain white rice offers a host of smart meal solutions. Look to it when preparing recipes such as Chicken & RiceJambalaya & Hoppin’ John or serve it as a side dish when gravy is in order. It makes the ideal base for pilafs & cold rice salads. Follow these pointers when this versatile side dish is in order.

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The Technique

All rice varieties cook a little differently. When preparing long grain white rice, reference the general 123 rule: 1 cup of dry long grain white rice to 2 cups of water will yield 3 cups of cooked rice. One important note to point out is that the lid should not be lifted during the cooking process or you will loose the valuable steam needed to hydrate the grains. Once cooked, the grains should absorb all of the liquid & separate when fluffed with a fork. The overall texture should be dry making it the ideal rice to accompany with a variety of foods. 

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