Basic Louisiana White Rice

This recipe will work with most long-grain rices, including Popcorn Rice. Save some of the fat skimmed from your chicken stock to perfume the rice with many wonderful flavors.

From My New Orleans by John Besh/Andrews McMeel Publishing

Basic Louisiana White Rice

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    Ingredients

    1 tablespoon chicken fat, extra-virgin olive oil or butter 3 cups chicken stock
    1 small onion, minced 1 bay leaf
    1 1/2 cups Louisiana Long-grain white rice 1-2 pinches salt

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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      Put the fat, oil, or butter and the onions into a medium saucepan and sweat the onions over moderate heat until they are translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour the rice into the pan and stir for 2 minutes. Then add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add the bay leaf and salt.

    • 2

      Cover the pan with a lid, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 18 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, fluff the rice with a fork, and serve.

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