You are here Home ” International Recipes ” Asian ” Simple Asian Rice With or without the peas, this is a rice that was declared two thumbs .In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium high heat saute carrot, celery and onion until tender, minutes. Stir in rice until coated. Stir in water, soy sauce, sugar and seasonings bring to a boil. Reduce heat simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about minutes..I had my entire family over for chinese night. It was a lot of work, but I wanted them to experience my famous chicken. They absolutely loved it and agreed that it .