How to Cook Rice? Perfect White Rice Methods

by Tashia J. Hansen
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Rice (Oryza sativa) is a starchy edible cereal grain that belongs to the Poaceae family. About 95% of the world’s rice crop is eaten by humans and roughly one-half of the world population including Southeast Asia and all of the East dependent upon rice. It can be cooked by different methods or can be ground into flour. How you can cook rice like a pro? Here we will provide you different amazing methods of cooking rice.


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Get rice for the classic method, paste method, pilaf method, and more every time. With these instructions

Rinse the rice before cooking the classical way. First and foremost.

  • It is the technique that comes to mind when you think about making rice, probably because it is a classic technique.
  • Rinse rice.
  • Use the correct water ratio. In a large pot, add two pieces of water and one piece of rice.
  • As soon as the water boils, add the salt for a large pinch.
  • Lower the heat, tightly lid cover the pot, and keep a soft simmer.
  • Cooking rice without stirring or peeking. Cook for about 18 minutes until the water is absorbed.

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The Pasta Method:

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Surprise, in an unmeasured amount of water, you can cook rice like pasta. 

  • Rinse rice
  • Take water and add rice to a boil. Just as with pasta water, fill your pot with water (no measurement necessary) and salt. Please bring it to a boil, then add the rice you want carefully.
  • Keep boiling. Cook uncovered until the rice has been softened.
  • Drain the rice with an excellent blender.

The Pilaf Method:

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When you cook rice varieties such as Basmati and Jasmine, you can use some innovative techniques to enhance the natural nutty aroma of these varieties.

  • Rinse rice. 
  • Toast the rice to add to the slimming. Add one piece of rice to a pot of oil or butter and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until medium and toasted.
  • Before adding it to rice, bring water to a boil. Bring two pieces of water to a boil in the meantime. Pouring boiling water over the rice will help control the exact quantity of water you add.
  • Glutton the rice. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 18 minutes until the fluid is absorbed.
  • Allow the rice to rest.

How to Cook rice in a rice cooker?

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Rice cookers work quickly, reducing air pressure over the liquid and encouraging it to boil more quickly. Brilliant.

  • Rinse rice
  • Use rice to water ratio of 1:1. This ratio is also applicable for larger lots. 
  • Let the aroma rice cooker do everything it takes for you. Press “on,” and the cooking takes the time to cook.
  • Remain covered with rice. Leave the rest, covered, on fluffy results for about ten minutes.

How to Cook Rice In The Microwave?

  • This is helpful for long, medium, and short-grain rice. The result is quick and fluffy.
  • Rinse rice.
  • Use a large container heat-safe. A large square bowl bakery plate works well. Remember that rice grows as it cooks.
  • Use two rice pieces to 3 1⁄2 water pieces.
  • First uncovered high microwave. Microwave to the vapor holes and much water is gone. This will be about 10 minutes if you use 2 cups of rice.
  • Wear and cook the heat-safe plastic wrap until the liquid is absorbed.

Types of rice and measurement

Type of RiceRice to Water Ratio Simmer Time
White Long-Grain2-1 cups18-20 minutes
White Medium-Grain1 1/2 cups to 1 cup15 minutes
White Short-Grain1 ¼  cups to 1 cup15 minutes
Sushi Rice (Calrose)1 ⅓ cups to 1 cup18-20 minutes
Brown Long-Grain1 3/4 cups to 1 cup40-45 minutes
Brown Medium, Short-Grain2 cups 1 cup50 minutes
Basmati1 ½ cups to 1 cup15-20 minutes
Texmati1 ¾ cups to 1 cup15-20 minutes
Jasmine1 ¾ cups to 1 cup15-20 minutes
Converted Rice (Par-boiled)2 ¼ cups to 1 cup20 minutes
Black Japonica2 cups to 1 cup50 minutes

Types of cooked rice

There are following types of cooked rice are given below:

  • Arborio rice. 
  • Basmati rice. 
  • Jasmine rice.
  • Brown rice.
  • Red cargo rice.
  • Parboiled rice. 
  • Sticky rice. 
  • Long grain white rice.

Nutritional advantages and drawbacks

  • It helps in blood pressure control
  •  It helps to prevent cancer 
  • Provides skincare
  • It helps to increase cardiovascular health 
  • It helps to regulate the body temperature 
  • This helps to improve body health
  • It contributes to cardiovascular health


Rice is likely to be safe to consume. Eating leftover white rice daily, however, can increase the risk of diabetes and obesity.

It also raises the risk of metabolic syndrome that increase some factors including:

  • High fasting blood sugar
  • High Triglyceride levels
  • Raise blood pressure
  • Low levels of good HDL cholesterol
  • A large waistline

Real rice fans tips

Toast the dry rice beans with a bit of butter or olive oil before adding water, adds a fantastic nutty note to the finished dish. I like to do that in particular with Brown Rice.

A piece of good news for real rice lovers is eating rice in appropriate amounts can be helpful for weight loss. You may get more about weight loss tips.

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