Recipes for cooking rice

Steamed Rice
1 cup long or medium grain rice
1 ½ cups cold water
1 teaspoon salt

Wash rice thoroughly. Add water & salt. Place in saucepan with tight cover.  Heat quickly until it is steaming freely. Then, lower heat & simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender & water is absorbed. Remove rice from heat & fluff gently with a fork.


Chinese Fried Rice
3 pork chops
1 cup raw shrimp
¼ cup cooking oil
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup onion, chopped
2 cups cooked rice
4 eggs beaten
½ cup green onions

Debone pork & cut into ½ inch pieces. Cut shrimp in half. Sauté meat and vegetables in oil just until tender. Turn down heat. Add rice, eggs, onion tops and soy sauce. Cook until well mixed and egg mixture is done. Serves 4.


Cajun Rice Dressing
½ lb. Ground beef or pork
1 ½ cups uncooked rice
1 can Campbell's onion soup
1 can Campbell's cream of chicken soup
1 cup hot water
1 bell pepper, chopped
½ onion, chopped
1 pimento, chopped
¼ cup chopped parsley

In a deep pot, sauté onions, bell peppers, parsley, and brown the ground meat. Add remaining ingredients; cover pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until done. Serves 8


Ultimate Rice Salad

1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups water
10 ounces thawed green peas
4 chopped hard-cooked eggs
8 ounces shredded fat free Cheddar Cheese
½ cup chopped green onions
4 ounces diced pimento
1 cup diced cooked chicken
¾ cup pimento-stuffed olives
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
¼ cup low fat mayonnaise
½ cup sliced celery
Salt & Pepper to taste

Place water & rice in a 1 quart saucepan. Heat to boiling, reduce heat, & cover pan with a tight fitting lid. Simmer rice 15 minutes or until rice is tender & water is absorbed. Remove rice from heat & fluff gently with a fork.  Let cool.  Mix remaining ingredients with cooked rice.


Hot Rice

9 tablespoons melted butter
6 tablespoons chopped bell peppers
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 tablespoons pimento
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 jar sliced mushrooms (4-6) ounces
¼ cup finely chopped celery
6 tablespoons lemon pepper
6 cups cooked rice

Sauté first 7 ingredients. Add lemon pepper & rice & steam 10 minutes.


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