Rice Done Right

Starting off the Cooking section with my go-to rice process. My wife and I have argued about this for over 25 years. She still does it her way. I do it right.  😉

Rice Done Right

A simple process that yields perfectly done rice every time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: rice
Servings: 2 cups
Author: chris


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white rice rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 dash extra virgin olive oil


  • Place everything together in a 2 quart saucepan with a tight fitting lid. Bring to a boil uncovered. Reduce heat to lowest setting, cover, and set a timer for 20 minutes. Walk away. Don’t stir it. Don’t check it. Don’t take the lid off. 
    After 20 minutes, remove lid and check the rice. If any residual liquid remains, replace lid and set a timer for a further five minutes.  
    When done, fluff with a chopstick and serve or use as an ingredient in other dishes.

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