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How to Make Perfect White Rice

With these few simple steps, you can enjoy perfect whiter rice every time, enjoy!

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican
Keyword Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 178 kcal
Author Pam Beth


  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp butter or oil, optional


  1. 1.Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Pour in rice and salt. Add butter or oil if using. Stir once or twice. Bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer.

    2.Cover tightly with lid. Let cook until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. This should take about 16 to 19 minutes. Check after 16 minutes but, not before. If there is still liquid in the pot, replace lid and continue to cook.

    3.When done, keep lid on. Remove from heat and let sit for another 8 to 10 minutes.

    4.Fluff with fork and plate up. Enjoy!