• 4 cups long grain rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pure vegetable oil

Rice was, and perhaps to a certain degree, for some, is considered as a “special” meal for Zimbabweans.  Back in the day it used to be a treat at weddings,  Christmas time or when special visitors arrive then rice and chicken stew would be served. However, nowadays, things have changed and it is no longer considered as a special meal for the majority. This here is a simple recipe on how to make plain rice on the stove top.

Quick Instructions

  1. Put your rice (4 cups) in the pot. Wash and rinse it until the water is no longer milky white. Add water which will be about 5cm above your rice (if measurements are too difficult, the water level should be about three quarter way up between the two lines on your index finger when you place it on top of the rice).
  2. Add salt (1 tsp) and pure vegetable oil (1 tbsp) then partly cover pot. Bring rice to the boil then reduce the heat one notch down. As soon as the water is not visible, reduce the heat again one notch down and close the pot until the water is completely finished.
  3. When the water’s finished, the rice should be done, take a fork and fluff it up. Close pot if not serving right away, add a little of water and keep on the lowest heat on the stove til required.


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step 1

Put your rice in the pot (a). Wash (b) and rinse (c) it until the water is no longer milky white. Add water which will be about 5cm above your rice (d) (if measurements are too difficult, the water level should be about three quarter way up between the two lines on your index finger when you place it on top of the rice).

 

Step 2

Add salt and pure vegetable oil (a) then partly cover pot (b). Bring rice to the boil then reduce the heat one notch down. As soon as the water is not visible, reduce the heat again one notch down and close the pot (c) until the water is completely finished (d).

 

Step 3

When the water’s finished, the rice should be done, take a fork and fluff it up (a). Close pot if not serving right away, add a little of water and keep on the lowest heat on the stove til required (b). Otherwise, your rice is ready to eat! (c)

 

How to make plain Rice

How to make plain Rice



And that’s all there is to making rice on the stove top. It shouldn’t be a crisis should you go to a place where there is no rice cooker! Give it a go and remember, I appreciate your feedback.

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