How to Make Perfect Rice

Everything you need to know on how to cook perfect, tender rice on the stove-top, slow cooker, and microwave. 


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, omit if using broth


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add 1 cup of rice and toast for 1 minute. 
  2. Pour 2 cups of liquid into the saucepan and add your choice of seasonings. Bring to a boil. 
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Simmer for 18-20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. *No peeking!
  4. Check the rice to see that the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to rest, covered, for 10 minutes. If any liquid remains, use a thick kitchen cloth to cover the lid of the saucepan for 2-3 minutes or until the excess moisture is evaporated.
  5. Using a fork, fluff the rice and serve. 



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