Author: Kielder

Five Easy Ways of Cooking Steamed Rice: The Filipino Way

We love rice! We Filipinos considered rice as our staple food. As Filipinos, having a full meal would never be the same without rice intake. Rice has a special place in our hearts, our beings and-as well in our bellies. Following these premises, it is now safe to say (and with great pride) that we are one of the experts in cooking and serving rice. For those who crave for rice right now, this is the ‘Steamed Rice 101: The Filipino style’. So sans your mom, the rice cooker and a whatever easy way of having rice here are the 5 simple steps to cook your own steamed rice. One can cook steamed rice with these (crude) simple materials: stove (can be electric stove or gas stove-but we prefer gas stove for its manageability)and iron kettle or pots or cookwares (but if you are into going back to basics, use clay pots) and any conventional casserole.

We would be cooking 2 cups of uncooked rice in this scenario. Cooking steamed rice is really easy because cooking proportion, most often than not, is one is to one (1:1).

Let the cooking begin!

The Five Ways of Steamed Rice: The Filipino Way

1. Pour two (2) cups of rice in a cooking pot or iron kettle (or you may use casserole). As always, wash or rinse the two (2) cups of rice with water (ideally running water) for two (2) to three (3) times if needed. One interesting culinary practice known to Filipino culture is saving a portion of the water used for washing rice, and using it for soup-based dishes.

2. After washing the rice, put water amounting to the measure of the rice. On this example, we would be putting 2 (two) cups of water for the rice. Remember, cooking proportion is ‘one is to one’ (1:1).

3. Place the mixture in a stove set to medium fire and cover it.

4. Wait for the mixture to boil and uncover it letting it simmer but setting the fire lower.

5. After three (3) to five (5) minutes or after letting considerable amount of water to simmer (please do not stir), set fire to the ‘lowest’ possible heat (this is the reason why we preferred gas stove) then place the cover back. Within eight (8) to 10 (ten) minutes time, your rice is now ready to serve.

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It is a place which is used to have a deep observation of its surface. These observatories are of different types and they may include:

  • Arecibo Observatory- This observatory was being made in Puerto Rico as it is very close to the Equator and sand stone is present in the tiny holes of its Karst area. This is the area which can easily contain 305 meter reflector and this is exactly needed to improve the power of radio.

  • Observe from a High height at the Mauna Kea Observatory- It is the best place in the world to observe the stars from above the sea level of 13,796 feet. In today’s world Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain all over the world. Even it can be said as it is taller than the Mount Everest. It has an area where you can find the facility for astronomical research named as astronomy zone which was established in the year 1967.

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  • Palomar Observatory – It is the observatory which is 5500 ft near the Palomar mountain. You will have fun if you will go there. This area is not that much of green as the even those in the Sierra Nevada, but this area have its own charm. This observatory is being operated by the California Institute of Technology. At this place you can find the world best scientists doing their astronomical research. For their observation they have five telescopes with them which are being used to find out the new secrets of the world.

  • Infrared observatories : Biggest infrared observatory at present in the orbit is brand new Infrared Space Observatory, launched at November 1995 by European Space Agency. The ISO can operate for 2 years barring the unforeseen circumstances. It is placed in the elliptical orbit with 24hour period that keeps it in the view of ground stations every time, the necessary arrangement as ISO transmits observations since it makes them storing the information for the later playback.

Space observatories will highly get divided in 2 classes: the missions that map the whole sky (or surveys), as well as observatories that make the observations of selected parts of sky. Lots of space observatories have completed the missions, whereas others carry on operating, and others are actually planned for future.