Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Adding salt to rice; not-so-sticky rice

Though my blog (and computer, and email) have been neglected (for months, really!), my family has not. And in my spare moments, I'm truly planning to get back "on track" and manage to post at least a few times a week! I miss writing here, and my lack of blogging certainly isn't due to a lack of things I'd like to write about!! :)

Moshe, a couple weeks old

Sweet little Moshe, who somehow brings even more love and joy to our home! More baby pictures and the birth story coming this week, I promise!!

This week's kitchen tip:

For consistently salted rice, stir in the salt with the rice and water before cooking, rather than salting after the rice is cooked.

For rice that doesn't stick together in clumps after cooking, add a tablespoon of butter or oil to the water before cooking.

Does anyone else have rice tips to add? I'd love to hear them!

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1. Frugal menu planning tip (Rachel)
2. Easy freezer veggie puree/fruit tips
3. Smooth homemade pudding tip (Lynn)
4. Re-freezing raw meat (Laura)
5. Freezing small portions/less waste (Mandy)
6. Hands-free recipe holder tip (Amy)
7. Using tortilla chip crumbs (Kolfinna)
8. Easy cookie/shortbread rollout (Alea)
9. Non-slip cutting board tip
10. Kitchen trash bag tips (Melinda)

Comments

He's so sweet and precious!
Can't wait 'til you can share more of him with us! ;-)

Rice- add a little lemon juice to your cooking water and leave the lid on until done, hard as that is not to peak :-)
-Donna-

Frugal menu planning tip
http://trialanderrorhomeec.blogspot.com/2010/02/ktt-wfmw-shopping-perimeter.html

-Rachel

great tips about rice! although, I must say, I love sticky rice served with a little dash of sugar and some cinnamon :)

I have a tip today about using your freezer to aid in your increased consumption of fruits and veggies!

http://joyinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/kitchen-tip-freezer-edition.html

This is how I make smooth homemade pudding every time. http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2010/02/making-perfect-homemade-pudding.html

Here's my link Tammy! http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/flash-freezing-chicken-fried-steak-strips

Your pictures of Moshe are always so beautiful!!!

Laura@HeavenlyHomemakers

Your little Moshe is adorable, as are all of your children!

My kitchen tip is freezing in single size portions to reduce waste.
http://homeismyparadise.blogspot.com/2010/02/another-breakfast-recipe-for-freezer.html

Thanks for the tip about the rice - I'm not a very proficient rice maker, although I'd like to make it more, because it's so cheap. I'll have to try these things to make my rice a little better.

Here's my tip:
http://more-than-rubies-blog.blogspot.com/2010/02/kitchen-tip-hands-free-recipe-holder.html

I think you have your priorities right! Don't worry about us, we will still be here when you have more time.

My tip for this week is an easy way to roll out dough when making sugar cookie or shortbread.

Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers

Use for tortilla chip crumbs

Here's my KTT Post for today......
http://kolfinnaskorner.blogspot.com/search/label/kitchen%20tip%20tuesday

It would probably help if I left you the link for my tip: http://premeditatedleftovers.blogspot.com/2010/02/easy-way-to-roll-out-shortbread-or.html

Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers

Moshe is one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen. And I'm a voice of authority--I work for a pediatrician and see lots of babies! Yes, they are all beautiful, but some are exceptional.You've got an exceptional one, LOL--an 'ultimate baby,' as I like to call them.

Here is a link to my tip today:

http://sortafrugal.blogspot.com/2010/02/kitchen-tip-tuesday.html

He is an exceptionally pretty baby!!! Love the picture!

http://mamabearscubhouse.com/2010/02/16/trash-spill.aspx

thank you for the rice tip! honestly, the best rice tip i can offer, is to NOT let me cook it! Its the one thing, i consistantly mess up!

love the pics! keep them coming:)))

Melinda

Oh my ... he is just soooooooo adorable!! I look forward to reading your birth story, when you have the time to get it up!

Brandy
http://ladypilgrim.blogspot.com

First, that is just about the most darling baby I have ever seen.

Second, I have a rice tip/recipe. I bake my brown rice because it's easier than boiling it (it takes longer to boil than white). First boil water (you need 2 1/2 cups- I measure after I boil, though), then preheat the oven to 375. In a baking dish (I use a round glass casserole dish, 3 qt I believe) mix 1 1/2 cups of brown rice, 2 T. butter or oil, and some salt. Pour 2 1/2 cups of boiling water over the top and cover. Bake for one hour. Makes perfect brown rice every time!

Add a tsp or 2 of white vinegar to your water prior to adding rice. This is a fool proof way to a whiter fluffier rice.

Deboning Chicken Breasts

Katie
http://cuttingbackkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/deboning-chicken-breasts.html

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