Steamed Rice

The special step of soaking rice in this recipe gives a deliciously fluffy dish. Steamed rice is usually accom-panied by a variety of stews including legume based stews. It is common among Kenyan, Uganda and Tanzanian Indians and the Swahilis. Usually eaten by the entire family and can serve as part of infant feeding. 


 1 cup (193 g) raw white rice4 2/3 cups (1015 g) water2 tsp. (9 g) salt, iodized

Preparation 35 minutes | Cooking 30 minutes | Serves 4 

Sort and soak the rice in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes.Drain and discard the water.Put the soaked rice into a cooking pot, add the rest of the water (2 2/3 cups) and salt.Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes.Drain the water when the rice is semi-cooked.Steam for 10 minutes on low heat.Remove from heat and serve.