Are you tired of cooking the same old rice side dishes? Look no further than Knorr for an easy and flavorful solution. In this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to cook two Knorr rice side dishes simultaneously. Knorr rice sides come in a variety of flavors, from Cheddar Broccoli to Spanish Rice. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or feeding a crowd, this guide will make your meal preparation easy and efficient.
Preparing for Cooking
Before we start cooking the two Knorr rice side dishes, we need to gather the necessary ingredients and kitchen tools required. First, choose the two flavors you would like to cook; it could be any combination of your liking. For example, let’s say you’ve decided on Spanish Rice and Chicken Rice. Next, bring out two medium sized saucepans with lids, water, olive oil or butter as per your preference and of course both Knorr Rice Side packets.
To prepare each rice side dish before cooking, follow these instructions:
- In a medium saucepan over high heat add 2 cups of water along with one packet of Knorr Spanish Rice.
- Add one tablespoon of olive oil or butter to enhance flavor (optional).
- Bring mixture to boil uncovered.
- Stir carefully once then reduce heat to low.
- Cover top with lid tightly.
- Let simmer for approximately 7 minutes.
- After seven minutes turn off the heat but do not remove lid.*
- Repeat the same process as above in another medium sized saucepan except using one packet of Knorr Chicken Rice instead.
*Note: Do not remove lid till 3 minutes have passed by
Cooking Instruction for Both Side Dishes
Now that we have prepared each rice dish accordingly let’s proceed further with general instructions for cooking both at the same time.
If both sides have similar requirements:
- Place both saucepans over high heat.
- Add four cups of water (two cups each) to both the pans, or as required.
- Bring both rice-water mixtures to boil uncovered while constantly keeping an eye on it.
- Once boiling, stir carefully once.
- Reduce heat of both saucepans to low.
- Cover top of both pans tightly with lid and let simmer for approximately 7 minutes but not less than 3 minutes.
If each has unique requirements:
- Place each saucepan over individual burners on the stove.
- Follow instructions from the “Preparing for Cooking” section but in separate saucepans simultaneously.
Tips While Cooking Two Rice Dishes Simultaneously
While cooking two Knorr rice sides at the same time can be quick and easy, it’s important to follow a few tips to ensure success:
- Setting Proper timing: Keep ready all tools including utensils, measuring cups etc before starting so that there are no interruptions during cooking.
- Using appropriate pot size: Always use medium-sized pots with lids for cooking maximum two Knorr rice-side packets together only.
- Adding liquid cautiously: Always add water according to measurements suggested on the packet; adding extra liquid may make rice soggy and result in uneven texture.
- Keep careful watch over heat level: Make sure there are no rapid fluctuations in heat level leaving burner at low flame throughout all cooking stages is wise
- Stir Slower than Normal: Carefully stirring twice or thrice at different positions each time would bring together a balanced ready-to-eat dish.
Now that our two Knorr rice side dishes are done let’s move into some recommended serving suggestion ideas.
Firstly, Both Spanish Rice and Chicken Rice can be used alongside cuts of roasted chicken or baked fish fillet.
- You can also consider using Chicken Rice as a base for a fried rice dish by adding different colored vegetables and scrambled eggs.
- Spanish Rice can be served with black beans, avocado and fresh salsa on top to create an authentic Mexican dish.
Now you know how to cook two Knorr rice side dishes simultaneously! It’s an easy and efficient way to prepare flavorful rice sides for your meals. Remember, accurately measure out water requirements while preparing the same according to packet instructions is of the utmost importance so the finished product doesn’t get too soggy or dry out too much.
Keep in mind the tips mentioned above when cooking multiple dishes at once for best results.Once both components are ready serving suggestions were provided for both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes.
- Q: Can I cook two Knorr rice side dishes in one pot? A: Yes, it is possible to cook two Knorr rice side dishes in one pot by mixing them together according to the package instructions.
- Q: Do I have to use 4 cups of water for each packet or can I adjust the amount when cooking two Knorr rice side dishes simultaneously? A: It is recommended to follow the package instructions and use 4 cups of water for each packet, regardless of how many you are cooking at once.
- Q: Can I add additional ingredients like vegetables or protein to my Knorr rice side dishes? A: Absolutely! Adding vegetables or protein can make your dish more filling and flavorful. Simply prepare and add them according to your desired recipe.
- Q: How long do I cook two Knorr rice side dishes together? A: Cooking time will depend on the specific product you are using, but typically takes around 7-8 minutes on the stovetop with occasional stirring until water is absorbed. Be sure to follow package instructions for best results.