I always put rice and spaghetti and other pastas into a colander to remove the last bits of water.
Weve switched to aromatic rices that clump raher than thos loosey rices that we get in a bag at the market. I have to schlep down to Delaware to an ethnic market to get the stuff we like
After you drain your pasta, do you put it directly on the plates? What do you do with any extra pasta?
By that time, the pot's cooled off and I put any remaining back in the pot, mix in olive oil so it won't stick, so it's ready if we want a little more.
With rice, if there's any water left over, I just fluff the rice in the pot and it pretty well absorbs the water.
I like good rice too farmer.
I just made chicken fajitas
cooked the meat and put aside in a bowl, cooked the vegetables in the same pan. I like these tortillas that come raw from the store, just takes a minute per side to cook on a dry hot pan. While the veggies were cooking I did the tortillas. I enjoy flipping them in the air to do the other side. Plus sometimes there's images of Jesus and stuff on the browned parts of the tortillas. They went into a folded up piece of aluminum foil to keep warm, the meat went back in with the vegetables.
I just wiped off the dry pan since all that was in them was tortillas, no oil or anything.
One meal, one pan, a bowl, cutting board, spatula and knife. Oh, and the dishes we'll eat on.