How to make boiled rice tasty

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Are you looking for the simplest dish to make today? Why not try boiled rice.

Boiled rice or simply “wali wa kuchemshwa” is your simplest wat to cook rice in Kenya. It is a basic dish that you can make with least cooking knowledge. Apart from its simple cooking method in cleaning and boiling only, its a key meal you can eat with other countless delicious meals such as vegetables and meat stews.

In this recipe blog post, learn the merits of boiled rice, and the best recipe to make best tasting boiled rice.

Why you should try the Boiled Rice Recipe Today

Are you wondering if you should boiled rice recipe today. Below are 6 benefits of making rice in using the plain boiling method.

  1. Best Dish Accompaniment: Boiled rice serves as a neutral dish canvas, ready to absorb and complement a myriad of meal flavors. Whether you’re craving something savory, sweet, or spicy, boiled rice provides the perfect foundation for a wide range of dishes. From traditional pairings with curries to modern fusion creations, the possibilities are endless.
  2. Variety of Recipes: Your perfect texture for boiled rice can be fluffy, sticky, or somewhere in between. It will depend on the type of rice and your preferred cooking method.
  3. Nutrient-Rich Base: Unlike processed alternatives, boiled rice retains its natural nutrients, making it a healthier choice. It’s a great source of energy, complex carbohydrates, and essential minerals.
  4. Global or International Recipe: Boiled rice is a staple in cuisines around the world. From Asian stir-fries to Latin American arroz con pollo, the simplicity of boiled rice makes it a global favorite.
  5. Cheap Recipe: Plain boiled rice is not only versatile but also budget-friendly. It can be the hero of a frugal yet elegant meal, demonstrating that great taste doesn’t always require expensive ingredients. This makes boiled rice an accessible option for a wide range of home cooks, from college students, bachelors and families on a budget.
  6. Simplicity: Boiling recipe needs to rinse, boil in salted water, simmer cover until tender. Fluff, serve. . It makes it a recipe of choice on a busy lunch if you’re working from home or on a lazy evening.

How to Make Plain Boiled Rice Easily-Recipe

Recipe by Agcenture FoodsCourse: AGRIBUSINESS


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  • 5 2/3 cups (1 kg) raw white rice

  • 3 tsp. (15 g) salt, iodized

  • ¼ cup (50 g) cooking oil

  • 9 cups (1954 g) water


  • Sort and wash the rice.
  • In a cooking pot, boil all the water for 2 minutes.
  • Add salt and rice. Stir and boil for 10 more minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and cover to simmer for 16 minutes.
  • Add cooking oil to the rice and stir.
  • Cover the rice and allow to simmer until it is ready.
  • Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Remove from the heat when ready and serve.


  • Nutrition data per 100g of recipe: Energy 584 kJ/ 138 kcal │| Fat 2.0 g │| Carbohydrates 27.2 g │| Protein 2.7 g |│ Fibre 0.2 g │Vitamin A 0 mcg │| Iron 0.3 mg │| Zinc 0.46 mg

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