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Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Rice Episode

Martha Stewart's Cooking School Rice Episode

In every episode of Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, learn cooking fundamentals following Martha’s signature step-by-step, how-to teaching process. Be sure to check your local listings to see when this episode will be airing in your area.

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If you have rice in your pantry, you’re well on your way to a great meal — something you have in common with home cooks around the globe. Martha offers a lesson on the world’s most common grain, starting with a perfect pot of fluffy white rice, which you can incorporate into a main course or serve as an accompaniment to a host of other dishes. From there, she’ll show you her tried-and-true techniques for flavorful pilaf, risotto and Thai fried rice.

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Martha Stewart talks about washing rice before cooking.

This Week’s Recipe

Simple Rice Pilaf

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This simple rice pilaf recipe from Martha Stewart is a delicious side dish made with onions, bay leaves, and coarse salt.

Martha Stewart makes this rice pilaf recipe in the "Rice" episode of "Martha Stewart's Cooking School."

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups stock (chicken, vegetable, or beef) or water
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup minced onion or shallot
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 small dried bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bring stock to a simmer in a small saucepan.
  2. Melt butter in a 2-quart ovenproof saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until soft and translucent, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add rice, bay leaf, and salt and stir well to coat each grain with butter mixture. Cook until rice is fragrant and starting to turn translucent, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add stock and return to a simmer. Transfer to oven, cover, and bake 16 minutes. Remove from oven. Cover and let steam for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving.

Tips/Techniques

This rice pilaf recipe appears in the "Rice" episode of "Martha Stewart's Cooking School." Visit the episode guide to watch a preview and get a cooking tip.

Yield: 4 servings

 

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