Teaching children to cook rice will come in handy for them in the future.
|Cooked rice with garnishing|
At the same time, we are teaching them
- math - fractions
- how to estimate
I recently tought my younger son who is now 8 to cook rice. Last week I had to leave him to cook it as I was extremely busy with other chores.
The cooking of rice is easiest and fatest with a rice cooker rather than over the stove.
- 1 cup water (or use estimates)
- 2 cups uncooked white rice (for about 4 to 5 people)
Add water by estimating. The rule my mother tought me is the water should be slightly over the surface of the rice. Place your first finger on the surface of the rice and the water should more or less be on the first line of finger
On the rice cooker and wait for it to 'ting'.
Should cook within 15 to 20 minutes.
Some tips to make your rice fragnant:
- you could throw in 2 slices of ginger or
- throw in a pandan leave.