Oriental Rice

Oriental rice, which is prepared according to the following recipe, makes a very tasty dish and one that may be used in place of a vegetable for lunch or dinner.


1 cup rice
2½ cups vegetable stock, or meat broth
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup canned tomatoes, diced fine

Makes 6 servings.

  • Wash the rice carefully and add it to the boiling broth. Cook it for 5 minutes and then place it in a double boiler and allow it to cook until it is soft. Keep the cooking utensil covered and do not stir the rice.
  • Brown the butter and onion in a frying pan, add the tomatoes, and heat thoroughly.
  • Pour this mixture into the rice and mix well.
  • Transfer to serving dish and serve immediately.
NOTE: About 45 minutes to 50 minutes will be required to cook regular rice in this way, depends on type of rice you use.

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Did You Know?
Rice is a bland food, practically lacking in flavor, so any flavoring material that may be added in its preparation or serving aids in making it more appetizing.

Raw rice may be ground into flour for many uses, including making many kinds of beverages such as amazake, horchata, rice milk, and sake.

Rice flour does not contain gluten and is suitable for people on a gluten-free diet.

Rice is a good source of protein and a staple food in many parts of the world, but it is not a complete protein: it does not contain all of the essential amino acids in sufficient amounts for good health, and should be combined with other sources of protein, such as nuts, seeds, beans, fish, or meat.

Cooked rice can contain Bacillus cereus spores, which produce an emetic toxin when left at 4°C to 60°C. When storing cooked rice for use the next day, rapid cooling is advised to reduce the risk of toxin production.