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Simple White Rice

Start thinking of rice as the foundation for many delicious dishes. This recipe is so simple, you'll cook a perfect pot of rice every time.

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  • Yield: 7 cups

Source: Everyday Food, April 2010


  • 3 cups salted water
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice


  1. In a medium pot, bring 3 cups salted water to a boil. Add 2 cups and stir. Return to a boil; cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and spread on a rimmed baking sheet to cool.

Cook's Notes

This recipe calls for 3 parts water to 2 parts rice, which is less water than most package instructions call for but will result in perfect rice in a shorter amount of time. Use long-grain, not converted, rice.

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