Perfect White Rice

perfect rice (Small)Perfect White Rice

If you follow these directions, your rice will be perfect every time.


cold water
dry white rice


Measuring cups/spoons
pan with a good lid


If you are going to use seasonings, prepare them prior to cooking.


For every 1 cup of rice, you need 2 cups of cold water and 1 tsp salt.

Add the quantities of the rice and water, and you will get your yield. For instance, 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of water will yield 3 cups of cooked rice.

In a saucepan, mix the rice, water, and salt.

Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir. Put the lid on the pan and lower the heat to low.

Do not lift the lid. The steam cooks the rice.

Cook for exactly 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.


3 cups of cooked rice will serve as a good side portion for 6 servings.

Very low in saturated fat
No cholesterol
Very low in sodium
Very low in sugar
High in thiamin

You can cook the rice in chicken broth, add bouillon to the water, add spices and seasonings…as long as your liquid to rice ratio is 2:1, then you can play with seasoning all you want and it shouldn’t hurt the outcome.

I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe.  Did you make it?  Did you enjoy it?  Did you make any adjustments to it?


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