“A man cannot live by bread alone” this is really true to all of us Filipino, it is hard for us to tell we are full if we don’t eat rice, since rice is our favourite food, unknowingly why? We eat rice three times a day and sometimes four for our “kilab-ban” (bahaw in tagalog, To Ilocano “ag kilab-ban” is to eat outside the meal time).
When we were young our parents taught us on how to cook our “favorite” rice;
1st of course we have to rinse it twice or thrice, to remove the rice dust.
2nd the most important of all, the water level.
There are different style and techniques to get it right, most of us were use our hands to measure the water and some use measuring cups.
For best result a cup of rice is to 1 and ¼ cups of water.
And finally hit that stove and wait for 18 to 20 minutes until it is cook.
We are very particular with our rice it must be well cooked, we don’t want the burned, over watered and most specially we really hate the “Malata” which we experienced once in the process of learning to cook rice.
“Di bale ng walang ulam, basta may Kanin” masarap na kanin! That’s why “I Know How to Cook Rice”.