We live in a world that thrives on convenience items. Going to the supermarket you are inundated with food items designed to make your life easier so you don’t have to spend hours cooking. And that is great for busy households however the need for convenience often means sacrificing quality, cost but most importantly nutrition.
We aren’t using these items because they are cheaper, because they are often double the price, it is simply because we don’t have the time to cook from scratch. I completely understand that which is why I try to come up with ways to make convenience items at home. Today I want to share how to make your own “Minute Rice”.
Minute Rice, or Instant Rice, is one of these convenience items that is very common but it costs almost double the price of regular rice and because the process it goes through strips out most of the nutrients and they have to “add” it back it isn’t something that we really should be eating. But for families that have little time to prepare dinner and want rice it has become a go to item. But it is possible to make your own instant rice. All it takes is for you to take a little time maybe one day on the weekend and then you are set for those busy days and all you have to do pop the bag in the microwave and you are done.
I have even prepared pilaf rice for this method and it works every time. I love how quickly I can get my side dish onto the table so that I can focus on preparing the main course. We have all had times where we just needed something quick and easy but this way you can have it quick but know that you are still preparing a meal that was made from scratch by you.
5 Minute Rice
For every 185g or 1 cup of rice you want double the amount of water
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