El Doha Egyptian White Rice
Egyptian white rice is a short grain rice that is similar to arborio rice. There are many tricks and tips for cooking a perfect pot of rice and many countries have their own methods, but here we will share with you some quick and easy steps to take to ensure you have a fluffy, tender pot of rice...no stickiness or burnt rice here!
Step #1: rinse rice under cold running water to remove starch and drain. Add fresh cold water to cover rice completely and let soak for 15 minutes and drain.
Step #2: In a pot melt butter, ghee, or oil to coat the bottom of the pot. Saute the rice in the butter or oil and make sure to coat every grain of rice, stirring continuously for 3-5 minutes. The granules of rice will turn slightly translucent.
Step #3: Add hot water or stock to the pot. covering rice about 1/2 inch with liquid. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for about 12 minutes and then check to see if rice is cooked. If it is still not tender and water has already been absorbed, add another splash of water and continue cooking.
Cooking Tip: For extra flavour, saute onions and spices in butter or oil before adding rice to the pot.
Egyptian cooking is truly delicious and unique. If you have never heard of the dish Meamar before, then give this a try! Rice and milk are soaked in a clay pot and baked in the oven until a crust forms. It can also be loaded with spices and meat, or your choice of flavourings.
Try El Doha Egyptian White Rice in the recipe below for Meamar Rice!