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Perfect Rice

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Perfect Rice

Stephanie Gallagher
It's easy to learn how to cook perfect rice, as long as you follow these directions exactly. The key is to pay close attention to the type of rice you're using, and to allow it to rest before serving.

I get the best results with long-grain jasmine or basmati rice, but any long-grain rice works well with this method. If you use a medium-grain, short-grain or brown rice, your cooking time will vary.

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Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup long-grain jasmine, basmati or other white rice
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Preparation:

  1. Place rice in a sieve and wash until the water runs clear.

  2. Transfer rice to a 3-quart saucepan. Add water, butter and salt. Cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. If using an electric stove, set an empty burner (not the one you are using to boil the rice) to medium-low. You're doing this because you want to have the burner at the right temperature for the rice when you are ready. If using a gas stove, continue with step 3.

  3. If using a gas stove, as soon as rice boils, reduce heat to medium-low. If using an electric stove, transfer pot to the medium-low burner, and turn off the high burner.

  4. Let rice simmer on medium-low until all the liquid is absorbed, about 12-14 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat. Let rice rest, covered, 5-15 minutes. Remove cover and fluff with a fork.

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 5 out of 5
Perfect Rice, Member TVRob

The recipe is simple and it works. For the sake of meal planning one needs to allow A minimum of 25-30 minutes. The 16 minute total time is insufficient.

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.

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