(Closed) Cooking for DH……. eek

posted 10 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Good luck! I haven’t made Spanish rice but with plain rice I always try to remember…keep the lid on, low heat (you just want to see a handful of simmer bubbles) and don’t touch it till its done! I’m sure it will be delish!

Post # 4
6391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hmm. I’ve only made rice once or twice so I’m not much help…but I’m rooting for you! Laughing

Post # 5
4652 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I need the tips too i can never make it right even though FI’s mom has shown me ALOT of times But one thing she yells at me is to dont forget to put salt in it and rinse the rice….

Post # 6
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper



Sounds yum!  Sorry – no tips for you – but it can only GET BETTER… right?!??!  🙂 🙂

Post # 7
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

oOoO rice is a big trouble for a lot of people.

I make rice different ways, but my fav way is to put some oil in a pot. Cut up onions and garlic and fry it for a few seconds. Then add the rice and stir it around for a bit. Make sure not to burn it. Then I add salsa and stir. Then I add water and bring it to a high boil and then lower it down to just enough to simmer. I leave it covered and don’t touch it. When it is done, I fluff it all up and leave it for a few minutes with the lid on.

Good luck!

Post # 8
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Best tip ever: buy a rice cooker!  I have never messed up rice with my ten dollar rice cooker.  I make the best Spanish rice by throwing in a can of Mexican style diced tomatoes.  Easy peasy!

Good luck with your rice endeavor! 

Post # 9
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@tranquility:  That sounds yummy!  Mine always comes out of a box or bag, so I can’t offer many tips. 🙂

Post # 10
441 posts
Helper bee

Good luck! I cook almost every night, and I’m usually pretty good. However, I once tried to make my own chicken tenders, and they tastes like chicken rolled in biscuits. Not gross, but not what I was going for. I also tried to make French toast once (so easy!), and I messed up, and it somehow came out salty. My husband and I laugh now about my “biscuit tenders” and “salty French toast,” so when you mess up, just roll with it and try again next time.

As for rice, I usually just follow the directions on the box. Add rice, add water, boil, reduce to simmer for about 20 minutes. I’m a big fan of tasting things along the way to make sure they’re not overdone.

Post # 12
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Good luck! You can do it. I also just follow the directions on the box and it usually turns out well.

Post # 15
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I find that Spanish rice is much more forgiving then regular white rice. I have no idea why. Tranquility makes it pretty much the same way I do (I use canned tomatoes w/chiles instead of salsa). Big things: Don’t lift the lid. When it’s done (the back of the packaging will tell you how long to keep it simmering), fluff it with a fork, then put the lid back on and let it sit another few minutes. 

And as with all cooking, practice makes perfect. Good luck!

Post # 16
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

im so hungry now Frown

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