Perfect Basic Rice

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by looneytunesfan

I saw Rachel Ray make rice the other day using this method. I tweeked it a little as I just wanted basic rice.

Top Review by Chef Carl in New Je

I am always amazed at the number of people I know who are afraid to make rice! The recipe calls for medium low heat, but I have found that there is almost no heat setting too low to make perfect rice in 20 minutes ... I use "below low" with perfect results and no sticking to the saucepan at all. I also do a quick stir at 10 minutes ... otherwise, I just LEAVE IT ALONE and let it steam in the covered pan!!! I also use water and 2 chicken boullion cubes instead of broth, and for spanish dishes I use olive oil in place of the butter. Great recipe.


  1. In a saucepan with a good fitting lid bring chicken broth and butter to a boil.
  2. Add rice and stir.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 20 minutes. DO NOT LIFT LID!
  4. Remove from heat and fluff with fork. Serve!

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