With short or medium grain rice, the
amount of water in this recipe gives a dry, fluffy result, with firm
grains. If using long grain rice, increase hot water to 2 1/2 cups for the
same result because the long grain variety has a greater absorbency.
Medium grain rice
Peanut oil or lard
If rice needs washing, wash well and drain
for 30 minutes.
Melt lard or heat oil in a heavy saucepan
with a well fitting lid.
Fry rice, stirring gently with a metal
spoon for 10 - 15 minutes or until rice becomes opaque and turns golden.
Add hot water, bring to boil, then reduce
heat to very low.