Today I decided to make rice for dinner. You might be thinking that sounds like a bland thing to eat for dinner but I love it. When I was little my mom used to make rice for me when I was home sick and it just brings back all these fond memories I have of quality time with her. Just the thought of making rice brings me joy simply because it reminds me of better times.This food blog challenge was supposed to be me making a dish and analyzing the aesthetics of it. The aesthetics of this rice go deeper than just how it looks. Each step is brings me a memory from my childhood. When I gather the ingredients I remember my mother lifting me up to get ingredients off the top shelf and me laughing the whole time. Its little things like that which make this one of my favorite dishes. From start to finish I smile the entire time while making it.
Besides the fact that this rice brings me back to a simpler time its also quick, its easy, and its cheap; all of which are important to a broke college student like me.
The first step is to gather all the ingredients for my rice:
- 2 Cups Long Grain White Rice
- Hot Sauce
- Chicken Bouillon
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- 2 3/4 cups water
After that I just add the rice and water together in my rice cooker. (p.s. I LOVE MY RICE COOKER! I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT!)
Next I like to add the chicken bouillon. I use the cube version but powder works just as good.
After the bouillon is in I just eyeball the rest of the ingredients (just like my mom always did). If I want the rice to be really spicy I just go to town with the hot sauce!
After all the ingredients are in, I close the lid and set the rice cooker on the white rice setting.
The entire time the rice is cooking the smell of chicken and garlic fill the air. My mouth starts to water and I find myself looking forward to this simple meal more and more.
After about 30 minutes the rice cooker timer goes off and the rice is ready!
The rice may be simple but the memories behind it are what make the rice appealing and delicious. I can’t help but smile when I eat this dish.