How to cook rice in a blanket!!

Growing up we always LOVED to see a pot wrapped up in a blanket in the dining room … it meant we were going to a party with yummy food!!  This method is great if you need to cook your food on your way to a potluck or if you need to run out for a few hours but need food ready when you get home.  It will keep your food HOT for up to 3hrs.  As an added bonus you are using very little energy.

You can do this with plain rice (adding 1 Tbls of water per cup of rice) or follow my recipe below.
*The full steps are also in the video at the bottom of this post!!*  Enjoy 🙂


You will also need:
  • Large paper bag
  • One thin tightly woven blanket (a doubled over sheet will also work)
  • One thick blanket
  1. Bring pot up to medium low heat and add oil.
  2. Add Onion, salt and pepper and saute on medium heat until translucent.
  3. Turn heat to high and add orzo stirring until it turns golden brown (don’t walk away, this happens quickly)
  4. Have water ready to pour in as soon as orzo gets light brown (it burns quickly so 30 seconds could burn it!)
  5. Bring water to boil (use a small spoon to test water for salt and adjust if needed – be careful it’s hot!)
  6. Add rice and bring back to boil 
  7. Cover and put into paper bag, then wrap the bag closed (see video)
  8. Wrap with thin blanket, then the thick blanket
  9. Set aside for at least one hour
  10. Unwrap and fluff rice with fork (Again, being careful it’s HOT!)

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