Herb and Onion Boiled Rice
Boiled rice doesn't always have to be a plain jane. Be creative and jazz up your
rice dishes by adding a little extra ingredients. This herb and onion boiled rice
will even work up your appetite during the cooking process, with its great aroma.
Serve the rice with a lightly stir-fried vegetable dish, or on its own.
- 1 1/2 cup long grain rice, rinsed
- 3 cups water
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- A pinch of herbal salt
- Heat sesame oil in a deep saucepan on medium heat.
- Stir in onion, thyme and herbal salt; and sautee for about 2 minutes.
- Add in rice and stir for about 2-3 minutes.
- Turn heat to high, pour in the water and bring to a boil.
- Turn heat down to low and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
- When water and rice reach the same level, turn heat off.
- Fluff the rice with a pair of chopstick or fork to make sure it does not stick to the base.
- Cover the rice and let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes till all water is absorbed.
- Fluff the rice again before serving.
- Serves 3.
- You could use basmati rice instead of long grain rice.
- If you are using brown rice, pre-soak the rice for about an hour. Alternatively, double-up the amount of water used; and abviously it will take longer time to cook.
- The choice of herbs used is totally up to you. Herbs such as clove and rosemary are great for simmering rice. Or, if you cannot decide, simply use some ready-mixed herbs.
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