How to Cook Rice (Jasmine Rice)

Preparation : 5 Minutes

Cooking : 20-25 Minutes

Serves : 3-4 Servings

Episode : 30

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Video recipe is here

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Hi guys,

Today I am going to show you how to cook jasmine rice. I have different types of rice at home; brown rice, jasmine, basmati, pandan, short grain Japanese rice, sushi rice, risotto rice, white glutinous and dark glutinous rice. I also like to eat wild rice, but do you know that wild rice is not rice 🙂

My friends and neighbors have been asking me how I normally cook my rice. And jasmine rice is mostly eaten rice in Asia and Europe besides basmati rice, that’s why I want to share it with you.

Ingredients:

1 Cup of jasmine rice

1 1/4 Cups of water

Instructions:

  1. Put rice into a small pot, wash and rinse it. Cleaning the rice from the starch will make the cooked rice become very soft, fluffy and yummy. I know some people don’t do that, but I think it’s very important to do so to reach delicious cooked rice. Unless you cook Italian risotto.
  2. Add the water.
  3. A lot of people say that 1:1 is the ratio. Well, I disagree, it depends on what kind of rice you are cooking. Basmati can absorb double amount of water and still tastes really great. I will cook basmati rice with 1:2 ratio (1 part of rice, 2 parts of water). But the ratio will be different if I cook short grain Japanese rice.
  4. In Asia, it is very common to understand your rice before cooking it. And people also ask the sellers about the rice, if it is “soft grain rice” or “hard grain rice”. Although it is the same type of rice. Soft grain rice means you’ll need less water to cook otherwise it will be mushed, wet and soft. Hard grain rice means you gotta add more water to reach this fluffy and yummy cooked rice.
  5. Turn the heat to the highest, don’t cover and let it cook until the bubbles come out. Cover with the lid and turn to the lowest heat. You want the steam to cook the rice. The longer it is cooked, the better it tastes later.
  6. Let it cook for about 20 minutes or until the rice is not wet anymore.
  7. Serve! xoxo Christina

Caramelized Onion Teriyaki Salmon (Mum’s Recipe)

Preparation : 20 Minutes

Cooking : 30 Minutes

Serves : 3-4 Portions

Episode : (no video availble yet)

Hi Guys,

Long time no new posts! So I tried to spare my free time to recreate my mum’s best caremelized onion teriyaki salmon recipe. As I was a kid, I never knew the named of this this until I was in Japan. My mum also never knows that she cooks something delicious and it’s called teriyaki 😂😂😂.

I cook this many times and my kids love it. As I always mention, we don’t cook with a lot of salt or sugar.

For this recipe, you’ll need:

600 gr of Salmon

1/2 Onion, thinly sliced

2 Tbsp of Soy sauce

3 Tbsp of Sweet soy sauce

Some lemon juice (I used 1/2 of a lemon)

1/2 Cup of water

1-2 Tsp of Tapioka/Corn starch

Some salt and white ground pepper

Sesame Seeds, optional

Coriander, optional

2-3 Tbsp of Cooking Oil

Instructions

1. Turn on your stove to medium heat. In your non-stick skillet add some cooking oil.

2. Add in the salmon, fry each sides 3-4 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon.

3. Take it out and put it in a plate. In the same skillet if there’s still oil left, just use it. If not, add a little more oil, stir fry the onion slices until translucent and add in some ground white pepper.

4. Add in the soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, a little bit of salt, lemon juice and the water starch mixture.

5. Stir until it thickens. Try the taste. You can of course add more salt or sweet soy sauce depending on how your stomach desires it.

6. Pour in the sauce on the salmon. Garnish with some toasted sesame seeds and chopped coriander.

7. Serve with some cherry tomatoes and Romano salad.

Enjoy 😊 xoxo Chris