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- 2 C uncooked long-grain rice
- 4-1/4 C water
- Oil for frying
- Directions: Preparation (the day before)
- The day before serving, divide rice and water between 2 large heavy-bottomed frying pans.
- Cook each, covered, for about 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
- Remove covers and continue to cook rice over very low heat until it sticks to the bottom of the pans and forms crust.
- Scoop out loose center rice and use for another purpose.
- Place pans over very low heat for 5 more minutes.
- Leave uncovered pans out overnight for rice to dry.
- Directions: Cooking (the day of)
- Heat oil to 350 degrees on deep-fat thermometer.
- Scrape and peel rice crusts out of fry pans in sections.
- Drop these into fat and fry until golden brown, almost 1 minute.
- Remove from fat and drain well on paper towels.
- Directions: Serving
- Heat soup in saucepan almost to boiling.
- Lay chunks of fried rice crust in each soup bowl. Bottom should be covered.
- Ladle soup into rice crust at the table.