How To: Cook perfect rice

Cook perfect rice

For some of us, cooking rice ain't easy. If you're getting gooey rice, you're doing something wrong... but have no fear. Cooking perfect rice is easy once you learn how. Follow these steps for light, fluffy white or brown rice every time.

You Will Need:
• Long-grain rice
• A heavy saucepan with lid
• Butter or olive oil

Step 1: Measure the water
Add one and a half cups water for every cup of white rice, or two cups water for every cup of brown rice, to a heavy saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.

Step 2: Bring to a boil
Bring the water to a rolling boil. Add one tablespoon olive oil or butter for body and flavor.

Step 3: Stir
Add the rice and stir. Cook for one minute. Then reduce the heat to low and cover.

Step 4
Simmer white rice for 16-18 minutes or 35-40 minutes for brown rice.

Step 5: Simmer
Simmer white rice for 16-18 minutes, or 35-40 minutes for brown rice, until the water is absorbed.

Step 6: Fluff and serve
Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

Trivia: There are more than 7,000 varieties of rice grown around the world.

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