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Perfect Rice

(By Derya Celikkol)


2 c. rice

2 T. butter

3 T. olive oil

1/2 c. sehriye (vermicelli)

3 c. hot water (or broth)

salt

Wash rice thoroughly, and let it stand in warm water for half an hour.

Drain.

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.

Add olive oil and sehriye.

Cook until the color of the sehriye changes.

Add rice and cook another 2 - 3 minutes.

Add hot water or broth and salt to taste.

Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until rice is cooked, about 15 minutes.

Take pot off heat, put a towel under the lid, cover and let stand for 15 minutes.

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