Today by popular demand I am posting my recipe for perfect white rice cooked easy-peasy in a rice cooker!
I have a tiny 3 cup Black and Decker Rice Cooker. It’s perfect for making hot meals and side dishes for 1 to 2 people in just 15 – 20 minutes!
This is my second rice cooker. I had the first 1 for years and one day it just stopped cooking. I had only paid $14.99 for it at Macy’s when I bought it and I used it innumerable times. I absolutely loved it! When it broke, I couldn’t wait to get a new one! I got the new from Target.com for $16.98, so the price hasn’t gone up much!
This rice cooker is exceedingly easy to use! For plain white rice I put a little olive oil in the bottom, add Basmati Rice using the measuring cup that is included with the cooker, a pinch of salt and twice as much water as the amount of rice (i.e. 1/2 measuring cup rice = 1 measuring cup water), plug the cooker in and click on… in approximately 20 minutes you will have perfect rice!
Crisping the bottom and Serving:
When the rice is done cooking, the rice cooker will click over to the “warm” setting. I leave the rice in for a few minutes on warm to let that olive oil brown the rice just a little on the bottom. My husband loves that crisp rice on the very bottom, he thinks it’s a wonderful treat!
I fluff the top layer rice, trying not to disturb the crispy rice on the bottom. I divide up the fluffy rice, top with a pat of butter, a pinch of coarsely ground salt and a touch of freshly ground pepper. Then I scrape out that crispy rice layer using the white plastic rice serving spoon that was included with the rice cooker and put it on top of my husband’s dish. Personally, I prefer the fluffy buttery rice to the crispy rice!
Serve and enjoy! Mmmm! So Yummy!!!
A little note about serving suggestions:
I especially love to serve this rice with my favorite Tomato Spinach Soup. I serve the rice in vintage rice bowls and we eat some on the side and add the rest directly to the soup! I prefer thin soups with lots of vegetables and I feel that adding the rice makes the soup a little heartier for my husband.😊
I’ve been making this rice for so long that I tend to make it on auto pilot. The next few times I make it I will try to pay more attention to my measurements and the resulting serving sizes so that I can update that information for you.