Rice Pilaf Recipe
2 cups short-grained rice
4 cups beef or chicken stock
2 tablespoons butter
1 grain of mastic gum (optional)
Soak the rice in warm water with a pinch of salt for 20 minutes.
Then drain and wash two or three times in cold water until the cloudy water clears.
Put stock, butter and a pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil
Add the rice and stir once with a wooden spoon. When boiling, add a grain of mastic and turn the heat down and simmer covered.
When the pilav is cooked, remove from the heat, set aside, covered for 10 minutes, then place it on a warm dish and serve hot.