Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Uncle Ben's Rice with Cucumber Salad

It was a windy day, and i was craving uncle bens (long grain) rice..Every time I make this rice its just so tasty and fulfiling The whole family just could not get enough . It turned out perfect just the way i wanted it ...
Here is the quick recipe.

Ingredients servings 4-6
2 cups uncle bens(or any brand) long grain rice
1 onion
3 tbs olive oil (or any oil you may prefer)
2 medium size tomatoes
1 tbs salt
1 tbs red chili pepper(optional)
1/2 tbs chines salt (optional)

4 cups water
In a pot add oil cut and add onion, fry until golden brown
Add tomato salt,pepper, stir fry for 5-6 min
Add 4 cups water 
Cover and cook until water comes to a boil
Add rice stir, and taste to see if more salt is needed
Cover pot with a lid , and turn flame on low so the rice simmers
Keep simmering gently for 10-15 min until all the liquid is absorbed
Serve hot immediately with your favorite raita or salads.

For my cucumber salad you will need
1 cucumber
pinch of salt 
slice of lemon squeezed
2 tbs of ranch (you can use more if desired)

Cut and dice the cucumber 
In a bowl combine the ingredients above
stir add pinch of salt and serve or garnish...


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