Makes 2 servings. Difficulty
1 cup long grain white rice Water Salt 1 8oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, drained 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 2 Tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
Place rice in heavy saucepan. Wash rice in cold water until water is near clear. Add water to saucepan. (Measuring tip: Water should reach the top of first knuckle of forefinger, when fingertip is resting on top of rice.) Add a dash of salt.
Bring rice to a gentle boil. Cook, uncovered, over low heat until liquid is almost gone, about 5 minutes. Cover and reduce heat to lowest setting. Cook for 30 minutes (do not open lid before end of cooking). Remove from heat, uncover and fluff with a fork. Add the basil, toasted almonds and pineapple (from the baking pan) to the rice and stir to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste with salt.