Rely on this new multitasking discovery: Make it in the morning. Hear me out before you groan and say you can barely make it out the door on time as is. Here’s how simple it is:
1. Put the rice in the pot and cover it with water and let it boil while you’re putting the coffee in the filter, filling up the pot, and getting your favorite mug out of the cabinet. Brush your teeth. Come back and the rice should be boiling.
2. Turn the heat down to simmer. Cover. Get in the shower, then do your hair, get dressed, etc. Safety tip: Yes, indeed — never a good idea to walk away from a stove that’s on. This is best to do when roommates or other peeps are at home with you.
3. Turn the stove off and let the rice finish steaming while you’re sipping (OK, or swigging/pounding/etc.) your coffee.
It’s that easy. If it’s one of those days where you change outfits three times before you get out the door or forgot to pack your workout gear the night before, then the pot may even be cool enough by the time you’re done to just toss right into the fridge. If not, transfer to a bowl and refrigerate. Truth be told, I usually eat a few forkfuls with breakfast, too.
Gotta love no-wait nutrition.