How To Cook White Rice
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How To Cook White Rice

Learn how to cook white rice in a pot. Follow these 5-steps (with pictures) and get perfectly cooked, fluffy and non-sticky basmati rice every time.

How To Cook White Rice

This is a simple step-by-step tutorial of how to cook white rice without rice cooker or microwave. It just requires a pot, a strainer and rice. You can take any kind of rice. Here I have used white basmati rice. It is first washed in running water, drained and soaked in water for about half an hour. Then the rice is cooked in boiling water until fully done. The ratio between rice and water is usually 1:2. But if you are using brown rice then the ratio changes to 1:3. Serve it hot with any curry like Dhaba-Style Egg Curry, Bengali Chingri Malai Curry or Kashmiri Dum Aloo.

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 3 people

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup long-grain rice (basmati rice)
  • 2 cups water

Cooking Directions:

Take rice in a bowl and wash it under running water. Continue rinsing until the water becomes clear. Drain the rice and pour it into a bowl. Add 1 cup water and soak for 30 minutes.

Heat 2 cups water in a pot over medium flame. After it comes to a boil, add the rice and give it a gentle stir.

Bring it to a boil and lower the flame.

Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the rice is fully done. Check the rice by pressing a grain with your fingers. It should be soft and mash easily.

Pour the rice into a colander and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.

How To Cook White Rice

Serve this perfectly cooked rice with any curry of your choice.

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How To Cook White Rice

Learn how to cook long grain rice on the stovetop with this step-by-step tutorial.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Ingredient
Keyword: boiled rice, how-to, long grain
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain rice basmati rice
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  • Take rice in a bowl and wash it under running water. Continue rinsing until the water becomes clear. Drain the rice and pour it into a bowl. Add 1 cup water and soak for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 2 cups water in a pot over medium flame. After it comes to a boil, add the rice and give it a gentle stir.
  • Bring it to a boil and lower the flame.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the rice is fully done. Check the rice by pressing a grain with your fingers. It should be soft and mash easily.
  • Pour the rice into a colander and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Serve this perfectly cooked rice with any curry of your choice.

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Happy Cooking!

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