Delicious Korean Steamed White Rice

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins

If you the best-tasting and the most perfect rice that you will ever taste, then try this method, and you will have it, I promise. Tip: It must be Korean OR Japanese style white rice in order to achieve this quality, you can find it in any Asian section of your supermarket.


  1. Rinse the rice under cold running water for several minutes, or until water runs clear (It is very important to do this).
  2. Transfer cleaned rice to a bowl; cover with more very cold water (not ice water), and let soak for 2-3 hours.
  3. Drain rice, and transfer to a saucepan.
  4. Add 3 cups cold water, and bring to a boil; stir once and immediately reduce the heat to very low.
  5. Cover and steam for 20 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed.


Most Helpful

I haven't made it quite like this yet but it sounds very similar to what my Korean mother-in-law used to do. She of course used a rice cooker as do we. The key to her rice & yours is the rinsing at the beginning & the soaking. She only soaked hers for 15-20 minutes before starting the rice cooker.

roxannedacorte April 09, 2007

I dont like this recipe! It is well...plain! It is easy, Oridinary and... I got an F in my cooking class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopesjellybeans95 February 08, 2007

Easy to follow but I didnt feel like it was amuch different from plain steamed rice- which takes much less time. Went great with the Asian meal I prepared. Thanks!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) June 30, 2006

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