Simple Boiled Rice

RiceMakes 4 to 6 servings
Hands-on time: 3 minutes

Total preparation time: 22 minutes

Kosher salt
1 cup long grain white rice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Gradually pour in the rice and return to a boil. Boil rapidly until the rice is tender, about 17 minutes.

Drain the rice well and return it to the pot. Cook over low heat, stirring for 1 minute to dry it out. Add butter, salt, and pepper to taste; serve immediately.

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5 Responses to Simple Boiled Rice

  1. Simple boiled rice recipe does NOT say how much water to use…..notice it says “large pot of water” without a measurement

    • moulton says:

      That is the point. There is no exact measurement of water. Rice cooked this way is liking cooking pasta. Fill up a large pot of salted water, add the rice and boil.

  2. Jeri says:

    Will this technique work for cooking brown rice?

  3. Ad Noor says:

    Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse it under cold running water until the water runs clear. This helps remove excess starch and prevents the rice from becoming too sticky. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, and let the rice simmer for about 18-20 minutes. Avoid opening the lid during this time, as it will allow steam to escape.

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