Rice is the main staple of Thailand and many Asian countries.
In Thailand we have rice for every meal. We start off our days with rice soup (a small and light meal of soft-boiled rice).
At lunch we have a single dish. For dinner when we are more relaxed at home, we have a big dinner, steamed rice together with a few other dishes.
Let’s see how to prepare rice.
Tony : Do you like soft-boiled rice?
Robert : Sorry, I can’t take it at all.
Tony : Then I’ll prepare dry-cooked rice.
Robert : Great. I can watch you cook so I’ll be able to do it later. How do you begin?
Tony : I put two cups of rice in the pot and rinse it. Then add water about two centimeters over the rice. Stir thoroughly and boil it.
Robert : O.K, when it boils, what’s next?
Tony : Wait until the water dries up completely. Then turn down the heat to the lowest. Leave it for another five minutes before turning off the heat completely.
Robert : Ready to eat?
Tony : No. Leave it another five minutes until it becomes fluffy.