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How To Cook Rice


Hot boiled rice is a common ingredient in many recipes, from rice salad to Hoppin John.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 25 minutes

Here's How:

  1. In a 2-quart saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, bring 2 cups of water seasoned with about 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a rolling boil.
  2. Pour in 1 cup of long-grain rice.
  3. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Do not stir.
  5. Remove from heat and leave covered until serving time.
  6. Fluff with a fork just before serving.
  7. This will make about 4 servings.


  1. If your rice is done but there's excess water, drain using a colander.
  2. For flavored rice, use chicken, vegetable, or other broth in place of the liquid.

What You Need

  • 2-quart saucepan
  • water
  • salt
  • 1 cup long-grained rice

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