Thursday, October 28, 2010

Steamed rice a la Gordon Ramsey for Asian dishes

This is the best method of making steamed rice I know.  I’ve seen it Gordon Ramsay makes it at “F World” program. I’ve tried it and it has never failed. It has always been a success. You can adjust quantities according to the serving portions You need. You can easily divide or double it. Just mind the proportions of water and rice. So this is the way it goes:

Serves 4:
400 gram basmati rice
Salt and freshly crushed black pepper
2 cardamom pods
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
600 ml cold water

1)      Wash thoroughly the rice with cold running water. The water pouring down should be transparent, not white. It means that rice is washed properly.
2)      Place into the pot. Add spices, salt and pepper and cold water. 

Cover with a lid and bring to the boil as soon as possible.
3)      Turn down the heat for gentle simmer, DO NOT TAKE OFF the lid. Cook for 8-10 min.
4)      Take off the lid. Take out the spices that should be on the surface. Stir and serve!

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