Monday, June 23, 2008

Burnt Butter Rice

Every one needs a easy, yummy rice dish, and this fits the bill. The burnt butter gives it a unique flavor, that would go well with all sorts of dishes and sauces. Go on, give it a try!

2 cups chicken broth
1 cup long grain rice
1/4 cup butter
salt to taste

Place the chicken broth and rice in a large pot. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

During the last 5 minutes of cooking, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat until it browns and the last of the foam starts to clear. (the butter will get hot, then foam up the sides of the pan. Once the foam goes back down the butter will start to get brown. Stir constantly or it will burn too much) It will be a dark brown, similar to chocolate.

After the rice has simmered for the 15 minutes, remove it from the heat. Pour the burnt butter over it, being careful no to spatter. Do not stir into the rice. Replace the lid, and let stand for 15 minutes. Stir and season with salt to taste before serving.

For kind of a Greek style, serve with PLAIN yogurt. That's unsweetened. I just salted it and stirred my peas from my plate in. Really yummy!

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