Jack is Cooking Rice without a Rice Cooker

Well Hello Internet!
Last night i decided to make one of the simplest things ever to make.  Rice!
Rice the staple of oh so many countries in the world.  It is so plain, yet so many delicious things can be made out of it.  In the past i have posts involving rice, and plan to have many more posts centering around rice, but for everything, you probably (definitely) need to cook the rice first!
I find that many people have no idea how to cook this incredibly simple food item, without a rice cooker that is!
I used to swear by my rice cooker.  but one day i found myself rice cookerless, and i had to figure out how to do it myself!
what i found was the rice i made came out quicker, and was far better!
For this particular post i used Thai Jasmine Rice.  This is my preferred white rice.  However there are like a million types of rice!

Heres what to do for white rice:

for every 1 cup of rice use 1.5 cups of water
i like to put a little butter in with the rice.  1 tablespoon per 2 cups of rice

1st:  rinse the rice until the water runs clear, and is no longer milky

2nd: put the rice water and butter in an uncovered pan

3rd: Bring the water to a boil
4th: turn the heat down to medium and cover the pot partially. (3/4s)
5th:  keep an eye on the rice!  when craters appear (3-5 minutes) in the rice its ready for the next stage
6th: Turn the heat all the way down and cover completely
7th: Cook covered on the lowest heat possible for 10 minutes.  (DONT OPEN THE LID!)
let it sit for a further 5 minutes (STILL DONT OPEN THE LID!)

and then its done!  Fluff with a fork and serve!

or save for other uses like Fried Rice!

see how simple that is?

mmm mmm delicious

Jack is Cooking Fried Rice

Well Hello Internet!
Tonight I very quickly whipped up some Thai fried rice.
I plan on making this again with the method on video

Here’s what I used
Green and red peppers
Soy sauce
Fish sauce
Lime juice


Cook the rice

In a wok – or skillet –  over medium high heat fry up the onions and garlic and the carrots for one minute. Add the peppers and chopped up ham. When everything is soft – but still retains a slight crunch – move everything over to one side of the pan. In the now clean side of the pan, scramble and egg. When the egg is 2/3rds of the way cook mix back in the vegetables. Once the egg is incorporated, add the rice. Mix well and add the soy sauce (to taste), fish sauce (to taste), and sugar. (instead of sugar you can also use sweet chilli sauce).  Stir fry for 5 minutes or so, until it’s cooked. Turn off the heat. Add the chopped up tomatoes, and the juice of half a lime, mix and serve.

Chop the other half of the lime into wedges, and serve along side individual servings.

Fried Rice on Foodista

Jack is Cooking Stir Fry Shrimp

tonight i am making stir fry shrimp

to make this you will need

some shrimp (deshelled)
green onions
snap pees

chili garlic sauce (or other stir fry sauce)