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How to Cook White Rice

Total Time20 mins
Keyword: How to, white rice


  • 1.5 to 2.5 quart pot


  • 1 cup White Rice Basmati
  • 2 cups Water
  • pinch Salt (to taste)
  • drizzle olive oil optional


  • Put rice, water, oil, and a pinch of salt in a pot
  • Place the pot on your smallest burner and bring to boil
  • Once the water is boiling, turn down the heat to the lowest setting (simmer) and cover
  • Set a timer for 15 minutes and keep your eye on the pot to prevent the water from boiling over
  • After 15 minutes check that the water has fully evaporated and remove the pot from the stove. Fluff the rice and keep covered. If water has not fully evaporated, keep the pot over a simmer and check every 30 seconds to see if the water is gone.
  • After a couple of minutes, you can season with more salt and serve!