Unsticky White Rice

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

Is your white rice sticky? It doesn't need to be. The whole secret is in rinsing it many times in cold water to get as much starch out of it as you can before boiling it. Then you have nice fluffy rice that is all separate. It took me many years to figure that one out. It never fails.

Top Review by judithghall

I am an experienced cook. I followed the recipe precisely. It was the worst glob of sticky starch I have ever seen. Never again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the rice in a sieve and rinse many times with cold water till the water looks clear that drips from the bottom.
  2. When it looks pretty clear, put it with the 2 1/4 cups water, and the salt, and cook it, covered, till done.
  3. NOTE: The milky water that you will see is the starch that comes off the rice and it is the starch that makes it sticky.

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