Good Morning America!

Take a amount of rice. Add twice the amount of water. Let the rice soak a bit and then cook it.Perfect rice is made. Fool proof method I’d say. No better method could exist. This is what I saw my mother do for all of my life.

I was introduced to some Sri Lankans who measured the required amount of water with their little finger. The rice turned out just as well. To use that little finger so industrially I was convinced you needed to be a Sri lankan. I couldn’t have ever done it.

Then of course, Filipinos happened to me. They believe a girl is ready to get married when she can get her rice right.My deliberations would crack up my Filipino friends.They wash the rice fill the container with as much water that takes their fancy do a slight waving motion and voila rice is ready.Each grain separated, well cooked and beautiful.

There is always a thin line between what you know you can do and do it right; and what you didn’t know but you could still do it, if only you believed in yourself.

Go for it.Reach the stars I say.There is always more than one way to cook the rice right. 🙂

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22 responses to “Good Morning America!

  1. of course..and every method teaches you for sure..whether it is right, wrong, or needs modifications…i guess that applies to a lot of more things than just rice 🙂 coming back to rice though, personally i’ve always had better success when going by my intuition rather than measurements…

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  2. Due to the amt of rice we eat…. when I was 10, I learned to cook the perfect rise…

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  3. Nopes, you don’t need to be Sri Lankan to get the little finger method right – just well proportioned fingers.

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  4. Little Miss Muffet:
    Like I have said before, life is a learning curve. I would think that instincts help in other things apart from making rice too. 😉

    Thanu:
    🙂

    Gaizabonts:
    Yes and that only the Sri Lankans seem to have. :p

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  5. now, now. That ain’t fair?

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  6. Gaizabont:
    That isn’t at all, especially when we would like to have the right rice too. 🙂

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  7. ***They believe a girl is ready to get married when she can get her rice right.My deliberations would crack up my Filipino friends.

    lol..cracked me up as well..

    ***There is always a thin line between what you know you can do and do it right; and what you didn’t know but you could still do it, if only you believed in yourself.

    How true..Its all abt willingness and having confidence some times. that was a good thought there. I like it.

    Thanks.

    ~Jewel

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  8. Jewel Rays:
    You are welcome.

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  9. I’ve missed something .. you’re in the states? I need to read your last few posts but i’m being slightly lazy with quick recaps here and there 🙂

    You chose US over UK 😦

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  10. Sangeeta:
    US seems to have chosen me. 😦 I miss UK a lot!!

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  11. liz

    “There is always more than one way to cook the rice right.”

    now this quote is stuck to me. there is more than one way to cook the rice right. thank you, thank you!

    visit me? thankies. ^_^

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  12. Lol! so been cooking a lot lately? 🙂

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  13. Perspective Inc:
    You got that right!!! 🙂

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  14. Liz:
    I am so sorry I seem to have missed you..I will visit you of course. 🙂

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  15. First time here (rather commenting). Was wondering if this post is about cooking rice or believing in yourself. Nevertheless for rest of us like me who are failures there is always congee or khichdi 🙂

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  16. Jolvin:
    Welcome here.Or should I say comments are welcome here 😉

    Rumour has it that congee and khichdi require even more of talent to get ’em right.

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  17. nice post! by the way, you should try to cook rice with some coconut milk mixed in the water. It’s absolutely delicious!!! That’s the Tanzanian way of cooking it=)

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  18. Maren:
    Thanks and welcome to my blog.I have had rice cooked like that, but didn’t know Tanzanians did that too. Thank-you. 🙂

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  19. So are you saying that I am more talented :). Cooking rice gets me all confused and nervous, congee is safer.

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  20. Fillipinos are at advantage.. the girl can always nt make the rice right and stay unmarried as long as she wants! I want to be a fillipino!!!!! plsssssss

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  21. I can never cook rice in a pressure cooker. Always in an open vessel only. And after a very botched first attempt, where the rice ended up looking like porridge, I’ve learned my lesson about rice-water ratios! 🙂

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  22. Jolvin:
    What I am saying is that some times fear of the unknown makes us do even harder things.If only we faced our fears.

    Reeta:
    Ha ha ha.That is an interesting take on that.

    Wishfulthinker:
    Welcome mate.Finally!! Oh well rice can be a pain.

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