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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kitchen Nemesis

I'm a good cook. And a good baker. Not great, but good. Give me a recipe, and I'm all over it. Seriously, I'm not an idiot when it comes to the kitchen, recipes or following directions (I was a teacher for heaven's sake- giving/following directions was my life!!)

But for the life of me, I cannot cook rice.

burnt riceThis is what burnt rice looks like. Which smells like burnt popcorn, if you wanted to know.

Don't ask how I did it, I have no clue.

Jer laughs, but this is a serious problem. If we lived (or even visited) a 3rd world country, we'd starve. And we are living on a rice and beans budget. Hello- this is half our diet!!



Melissa Hnosko said...

ok Kim, I must step in. Please try the following for FOOL PROOF brown rice.

Preheat oven to 375.
Measure 1 and 1/2 cups brown rice into an 8x8 dish
sprinkle with salt
drizzle with olive oil
boil 2 and 1/2 cups water in the microwave
pour water over rice/salt/oil.
cover TIGHTLY with foil
bake one hour

If my husband can do this, I have EXTREME faith in you. Rock the Rice.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Rice can be tricky. Brown rice never works for me - I may have to try the recipe above. I usually do white rice on the stove, but a friend of mine swears by her rice cooker. Maybe you ought to get one of those. Mother's Day is coming up! haha :)

The Stanley Family said...

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The Stanley Family said...

I thought I would mention, also, that rice cookers are AWESOME and you can pick up a small, cheap one for under $5 at lots of places, like Walgreens or Walmart, during sales - we have one that we paid $4 and I LOVE IT!! Does the job perfectly and quickly every time!!

Michelle Faith said...

how the heck did you do that...HA one thing I've never done. super wonderful blog. Found you on FF and am a new follower. Nice to meet new blogging friends.

Shannon said...

Following you via Friday Follow! Have a great weekend...and buy instant brown rice...it is easy and hard to burn :) Hope to see you at my place sometime :)

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