There is no fire like passion, No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger, And no joy like the joy of freedom. Buddha Dhammapada.

The fragrance of sandalwood and rosebay, Does not travel far. But the fragrance of virtue, Rises to the heavens. Buddha Dhammapada.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

How To Cook Steamed Rice In Pot? (Dam Baii)

As we know, Asian people eat rice every day, so cooking steamed rice we know it by heart (we are rice addicted). Rice is the core of Asian dishes, we can see most of the foods are served with rice. There are many different ways of cooking rice but the instruction that I'm going to show, it's from my experience that I learnt since I was child. You can cook steamed rice by pot (avoid burn, using Teflon pot is the best, but we also can cook in simple pot), if you don't have rice cooker. There are many kinds of rice, but the most well known and delicious one is Jasmine Rice.

Recipe for Two persons: cup size is 3dl, 1cup of Jasmine Rice and 1+1/2 cup of water.

1. Put 1cup of rice into a Teflon pot, clean and rinse it with water twice.
2. Add 1 + 1/2 cup of water into the pot.
3. Cover the pot and cook it on gas stove until boil, keep boiling till water gone.
4. Lower gas flame to the smallest and simmer it for 15 minutes, and then it's ready to serve.

Language Tip: English =) Khmer
Cook = Chom In, Slor(often used, Cook Rice = Dam Baii
Pot = Chhnang
Rice = Angkor(raw), Baii(cooked), Srov(has skin)
Water = Toek