Learn how to cook rice perfectly every single time with this foolproof stovetop recipe that comes together in minutes.
Prep Time: 2minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Add the rice to a fine mesh strainer and rinse it under cold water for 10 to 15 seconds moving it around with your hands to ensure the water is running over every grain of rice.
Give the strainer a few shakes and then transfer the rice to a medium-size pot.
Pour in the water and turn the heat to high to bring the mixture to a light boil.
Once it is lightly boiling give it 2 to 3 stirs with a spoon and add on a lid.
Immediately turn the heat down to low and cook it for 10-11 minutes.
Remove the lid and using a fork fluff and break up the rice to help break it up.
Let stand for a few minutes before serving or place a lid back on it to keep it warm for up to 30 minutes before serving.
Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 30 minutes ahead of time, just keep it warm by keeping a lid on it until ready to serve.How to Store: Once cooled, cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze it covered for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator for 1 day before reheating.How to Reheat: I find that the best way to reheat rice is actually in the microwave. It keeps it light and fluffy, and you do not need to add anything to it.No matter what kind of rice you are cooking when doing so on the stovetop, make sure to reduce the amount of suggested liquid amount on the package by 15% as well as the cooking time by 20%.This recipe also works great if you are simply adding it to something like fried rice or soup, instead of serving it as a side dish.Some folks believe rinsing the rice ahead of time helps to remove some of the starchiness in the rice. My opinion is that I’m not sold this works all that well, but if this is the way you have always done it, then I think you should continue to do so.