Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

I'm always amazed at how many people ask me "How do you get your rice so perfect?" Martin Yan told me! Not personally, of course. That would've been much cooler, though. Anyways, no one can ever remember what I told them, so I'm posting it here.


  1. Put the rice in a 3 quart pot or saucepan with a tight fitting lid (don't put the lid on yet!) and pour in the water.
  2. Bring to a boil, and cook until the surface looks "cratery" (like the surface of hot lava or something).
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about ten minutes, till the water is gone.
  4. Let rice stand for a minute or two, then remove the lid, fluff the rice, and serve!


Most Helpful

Never thought it will be so easy to make very nice

Jassie90 July 15, 2016

I made some white rice myself and it turned out amazing! I really liked steamed white rice as a kid.

Jake M. March 19, 2014

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