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White Rice with Toasted Angel Hair Pasta

6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Mahatma┬« Rice white rice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 lb, or about 1, cup angel hair pasta, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice, optional
  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt, or to taste

To Prepare

  • Soak the white rice in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. In a cooking pot, heat the oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the angel hair and fry for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. It should be browned but not burnt.
  • Incorporate the drained rice, cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice achieves a milky white color and it feels and sounds heavier when you move it.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic, stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Pour the water or broth over the rice, add the salt and lime juice, and once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover with the lid, and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • The rice is ready when the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender and cooked. Turn off the heat and keep it covered for at least 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.