Extending the Culinary Value of Rice

It was over one evening in 2004 that famed New York chef Jose Andres and his colleagues cooked up a dish that went viral, ultimately inspiring an entire wave of new ethnic cuisines. Described as a “rice cake stew” at Andres’ restaurant Enrique, the dish included a simple recipe: Mix equal parts cooked white rice, dried shrimp, garlic and shrimp broth, pour over white rice and garnish with lime wedges and scallion greens. It’s like having a decadent rice pudding for dinner—or anytime.

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Now that South America’s fascination with rice is officially gaining ground in the U.S. at both high-end restaurants and family-friendly eateries alike, it’s possible to learn how to make rice at home in just one or two steps.

Use Your Rice Cooker As A Sous Vide

On a cool night, pop your rice in a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and place in your rice cooker. When you wake up in the morning, let the rice cook and drain for six hours, then cool and refrigerate it. The finished rice will be wonderfully tender, cooked perfectly to your preference and ready to eat at any time.

Use The New Rice Cooker From Cuisinart

New Yorkers who want to take their Asian and Asian-inspired rice cooking to the next level can buy the Cuisinart Multi-Cook Rice Cooker for $99.99. The cooker has an LED display that displays the remaining cooking time—15 minutes is recommended for every cup of rice—and includes a nonstick coating that ensures even cooking.

You can also start the rice cooker from home with a recipe that calls for more than the recommended amounts of chicken, sofrito or fish sauce, according to the measurements on the recipe’s packaging.

Use Rice Grinders To Make Rice For One

You can also make rice from leftover rice at home if you’re not in a hurry. In fact, it’s more economical than buying premade rice for one. This option works well with ground-up rice, as it makes the process a lot simpler. Plus, you can use a rice grinder to make a filling rice salad, a delicious variation on the Asian kimchi recipe you’ve seen online. Just add ingredients like bean sprouts, lime, carrots, cucumber, scallion greens, salt and pepper, soy sauce, sesame oil and chili sauce.

Learn How To Cook Oatmeal for One

Once you’ve perfected your rice recipe, you can try making rice at home for one of your favorite breakfast dishes. Serve a homemade oatmeal cooked in the rice cooker in the morning, topped with sugar and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Here’s how you do it: Take two cups of cooked rice, grind it into a powder and add it to a bowl with one cup of cold water. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then drain the water and pour the rice mixture over the heated granola. Fold the granola to coat, place it back in the bowl, and continue cooking over a low heat for five more minutes, or until the granola is cooked.

In the end, you’ll have a simple breakfast you can prepare right at home.