A New Twist on Plain Old Rice!
Tired of plain old rice? If so, then you’ll want to try this. It’s got lot’s of flavor and goes with just about anything!
This might seem strange to you, but I like to cook my rice in a slow cooker. This is because I can’t figure out how to cook it on the stove without the rice sticking to the bottom of the pot. And a rice steamer, who needs one when you got a slow cooker? Especially when you’re on a budget, like me.
So a slow cooker it is! And since I’m only one person, I purchased the smallest of the slow cookers available. As a matter of fact, it’s so small that it has no settings on it at all. You simply plug it in and it does it’s thing. In case you’re wondering, it’s the Crockpot Little Dipper.
It’s cheap to buy and it’s perfect for cooking one meal, which is all I need in a given day … for cooked food that is. Salads, smoothies, juice and my trail mix keep me going for the rest of the day.
Anyhow, since you probably already have your favorite way to cook rice, I’m not going to get technical with this recipe. Instead, I’m just going to give you a brief run-down of the basic ingredients, along with basic instructions as to how I do it.
1/2 cup Rice
1 cup water
1 tsp. Coconut Oil
1/2 Lemon (Juiced)
Salt & Pepper to Taste
I rinse my rice and let it soak in 1 cup of water in the rice cooker for an hour or longer. Then I plug it in and let cook until it’s almost done. You want the top to look dry, but the bottom should still have a bit of water left.
Stir in the remaining ingredients and let cook until done.
This method will work if you’re cooking the rice on the stove. But if you’re using a rice steamer I would add the remaining ingredients after the rice is cooked.
Serve it by itself (as I do in mono-dieting), or pair it with your favorite steamed vegetables or any other dish you like.
You’ll really notice the lemon and the coconut. It goes really well together and adds a nice twist to plain old rice.
Hope you will enjoy this recipe.