on the seventh day god made rice
They should make recipes more descriptive of what actually happens when you’re cooking.
Boil the water until it looks like it’s boiling, then wait 10 seconds, to make sure that boil is rolling. A rolling boil, means it’s boiling hard, lots of bubbles, a level 4 on white water. Add rice. Let rice simmer over low heat for 50 minutes, covered. You won’t be able to see if it is simmering, and as soon as you put the lid on it’s going to want to start boiling. The simmer will be a little faster than you want, but resist the urge to look under the lid. Pray. We know you are hungry, and starting to wish you had never bought ‘real’ rice, but the instant stuff from Trader Joe’s. Practice non-reactance. The Buddha would’ve eaten the instant. You are not the Buddha. Don’t look at the rice. It is not done. When the timer goes off it may turn out that the rice has been overcooked, or perhaps it is not done at all. Watch the traffic not the lights. You should not pay attention to arbitrary inventions, but instead should watch the two-ton metal box on wheels that is going to kill you. Do not undercook your rice. Remove from heat, and fluff. Re-cover with lid and let stand 10 minutes. You want to skip this step. Do not. Fluffing is fun. Fluffing is like stirring only with looser wrists. The point is to add air not take it away. Go lie on your bed with your head hanging off the end. Consider the relationship of angels and eggs. You are getting sleepy. The yolk is running all over behind the clouds. On the seventh day God cooked rice, and then he rested.