Italian Rice How to cook Italian Rice Dish | How to make Italian Rice Recipe
"A delicious and simple side dish. Could be served with just about anything depending on your taste. I like it with Italian beef stir fry - I hope you enjoy it. "
250 grams Basmati rice
1 tsp Salt
75 g Butter
1 small onion
1 tsp pepper
1 cup frozen peas
Pour the rice into a seive or colander and rinse well with cold water - not 100% necessary but ecourages the rice not to stick to each other.
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the rice, once the pan comes back to the boil turn down the heat so that you have a rolling boil and stir just once - now add a lid or cover with a plate, I find the best results come from letting some of the steam out so leave the plate/lid slightly ajar.
Get the onion and chop very finely (a shallot will be a little more delicate but an onion will be fine).
After 10 minutes you should have perfect individual rice - it may be 9 minutes or 12 but try to your taste. When done, pour the rice into the colander and rince with boiling water from the kettle.
Place the peas in a microwavable dish and cook on full power for 3 minutes, shaking half way through.
Chop the butter into small cubes and place in a serving dish, now add the rice and sprinkle the peas, onion and pepper - toss well so that the butter and ingredients coat the rice.