Basic Rice Recipe

The basic formula for cooking rice is one part rice to two parts water; i.e, if you have one cup of rice, you need two cups water. This recipe will give good results with any long grain white or brown rice.

Yield: 4 servings

  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup rice

In a 2-quart saucepan with a tight fiitting lid, bring water, salt and butter to a boil.

Add rice and stir once with a fork; cover and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 20 minutes (do not lift lid).

Remove from heat, gently fluff rice with fork and let sit for a few minutes with the lid off. Fluff again and serve.

2 Comments so far »

  1. Richard Madsen said

    March 24 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    This recipe is a life saver!

  2. June said

    September 17 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    Having a senior moment. After 45 years of cooking, I forgot the ratio of rice to water! Thank goodness for this recipe and google. I bought in bulk (no box with instructions) and totally forgot the ratio after cooking some other stuff.
    Thanks!!

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