How to Cook Rice

Become the master of this versatile side dish.


This is a very easy, never fail recipe. You won’t ever have to worry about burning a pan again when you cook your rice this way.  

Step 1

Gather Ingredients


Get started by gathering all of your ingredients. You'll need 1 cup of uncooked rice, 4 quarts of water, 2 teaspoons of salt and whatever you choose as a sauce or garnish.

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Step 2

Boil Water


In a large pot, bring all 4 quarts of water to a roaring boil.

Step 3

Add Salt & Rice


Add rice and salt to the water, stirring occasionally. Leave until the rice is al dente (chewy and firm but not hard), and then remove from the heat.

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Different rice varieties have different cooking times. Long grain white/brown rice takes about 15-20 minutes, while short grain brown rice takes about 30-40 minutes.Start checking your rice early to be sure it doesn’t overcook.

Step 4

Drain


When your rice is the perfect texture, pour it into a strainer and drain out the water. If you're worried about it overcooking, you can rinse the rice, while it's in the strainer, with water.

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Step 5

Season & Enjoy


Season your rice with butter, fresh herbs or whatever you're craving and enjoy!

Want more? Get the recipe for perfect white rice and watch our video for more rice cooking tips and tricks. 

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