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How to Cook Rice

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Perfectly cooked light and fluffy rice is easy to make!
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  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • salt

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  1. Place water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Rinse rice under cold water (optional).
  3. Add a pinch of salt and rice to boiling water. Cover and reduce heat to a low.
  4. Cook 18 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat and let sit covered for an additional 5 minutes (no peeking).
  6. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Recipe Notes

Some brands of white rice may cook quicker (15-18 minutes) but most should need about 18 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 168, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 53mg, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 3g, Calcium: 17%, Iron: 0.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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