When my mother came up with the name of her first cookbook the term "All-American" only seemed fit. After all, she was 1st generation Chinese married to an American, Irish, Norwegian man living in Nebraska where traditional Chinese ingredients were not made readily available. It isn't until now that I truly understand the meaning of the All-American... (read more)

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Perfect Boiled Rice

Not every household owns an electric rice cooker. Below is a fool-proof recipe to cook the perfect white rice on the stove top. Round-grain rice is always preferred over long-grain rice. Round-grain rice is moist, slightly sweet and slightly sticky.

2 cups pearl rice (Round grain)
2-½ cups water

Preparation and Cooking:
Place 2 cups of rice in a medium size pot. Use tap water to wash and stir the rice with your hand. Rinse the rice for a minimum of three times and drain well. Add 2-½ cups of water to the pot of rice. Cover the pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Keep your eyes on the pot to ensure the rice does not boil over. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook the rice for 6 minutes with cover slightly ajar (the water will be nearly absorbed). Cover the pot with the lid and bring the heat to low. Simmer for 12 minutes. Turn off heat and let the rice pot stand covered for another 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Makes 6 cups boiled rice
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

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