Cooking rice is one of the easiest and most difficult dishes to prepare; it’s a tricky dish, you might get it perfect or you might get it lumpy!!
I found out that this way gives you the best perfect rice every time. Try it!
Clean rice and wash it in a colander under cold running water few minutes till water becomes clear. Keep in bowl, add hot water to cover, and soak for 10 minutes.
In a deep pot, add oil and heat over high heat. Remove away from stove. Add vermicelli, bring back to heat and stir till it turns golden. Remove pot from stove.
Drain rice from soaking water and add to the vermicelli in the pot. Bring back to heat and stir well for 2-3 minutes.
Add boiling water to cover 1 inch higher than the Rice level. Add salt and stir.
Bring to boil over high heat till water reduces to same level as the rice and you can see the bubbles in rice, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat, cover. Keep a heat distributor beneath the pot and leave to cook for 15 minutes.
Remove cover, sprinkle little water, about ¼ cup, and add salt if needed, stir, cover and leave to finish cooking for another 5 minutes. Stir and Serve hot.
If you want, you can add 1 cube chicken stock to the rice along with the boiling water, but you need to reduce salt amount or not to add at all. Proceed in same steps in recipe.
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