How to cook Rice

This is the simplest and most basic way to cook Jasmine or Basmati, long or short grain white rice.


Rice doubles in size when cooked so if you want a cup of rice, you cook 1/2 cup, but you don’t even need a measuring cup. 2 for 1 ratio water to rice.

Example 1 cup of rice, two cups of water.

Dump rice in pot, add twice as much water as rice, turn on highest heat, add salt (a few shakes) stay in the kitchen, when it begins to boil put on a tight fitting lid and turn the heat low. Cook for 20 minutes. Turn off heat, let stand for 5 minutes. It really is that simple.

Rice cooked in this manner will be sticky and if you do not want your rice to stick together, add some butter to the water and give a stir before you put the lid on.

You do not need to rinse, boil, drain, buy steamer baskets or any other nonsense. Rice simplified.

I love rice, with eggs, rice with vegetables, rice with soup or stew or for those of you who have advanced skills pull out your cleaver and wok.

There is no rice left in my local market so I know you bought it all, now cook it or if after reading this rice seems too challenging for you, donate to a local food bank. Poor people always know how to cook rice.

Published by Chef Wilder

A chef who has been specializing in Food tourism for several years. I decided to launch this to put in one place some of the simplest ways of making food primarily because I am seeing people in the grocery for often the first time due to the Corona outbreak who have no idea what to do with food once they get it home. In the US I became known as the Food Stamp Chef for publicly taking on both the establishment in D.C. and personally living under a food stamp budget twice in my life for two months at a time. #SocialSolidarity

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