How to Quickly Cool the Rice
Spread cooked rice in thin layer in shallow pan, then refrigerate until cooled.
How to Toast Nuts
Toasting nuts not only gives them a pleasing golden color but also intensifies their flavor and adds crunch. To easily toast nuts, spread them in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.