How to Cook Rice on the Stove (VIDEO Tutorial)
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Learn how to cook rice perfectly every time. This is our go-to method to make fluffy white rice and it's so easy. To cook rice on the stove, all you need is a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.
- 1 cup long grain white rice, (we used Jasmine rice)
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, optional, or added to taste
In a medium saucepan, add 1 cup rice, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 Tbsp butter (if using) to the pan.
Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil, uncovered, over medium heat.
Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 18 minutes. You should hear faint simmer and hissing sounds while it's cooking.
After 18 minutes, remove lid and check rice. If there is any excess liquid on the bottom, remove from heat, cover and let it rest 5-10 minutes to absorb then serve hot.