Perfect Rice

Chef Frank Brigtsen showed us his rice recipe, and it is perfect. This rice is so good, you could eat it as the main dish.


 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
 ½ cup finely diced yellow onion
 1 bay leaf
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/8 teaspoon dried whole-leaf thyme
 1 pinch ground white pepper
 2 cups rice (Jazzmen® aromatic white rice or Panola Popcorn/Basmati rice preferred)
 3 ½ cups water



Heat the butter in a pot over medium heat. Add the onions and bay leaf and cook, stirring constantly, until the onions become soft and clear, 2-3 minutes.


Add the salt, thyme, and white pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for 20-30 seconds.


Reduce heat to low and add the rice. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes.


Add the water and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to very low. Cover the pot and cook for exactly 17 minutes. Remove bay leaf, stir, and serve.

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