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Perfect White Rice
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How to Make the Perfect White Rice

This is a foolproof quick and easy way to make perfect white rice to accompany almost any meal.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: perfect white rice
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Maggie


  • 1 cup white rice Jamine, Basmati, etc
  • 1 1/2 cups water, vegetable broth or coconut milk
  • pinch salt optional


  • Put the rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse under cold water until the water runs mostly clear.  You’ll notice at first that the water straining out the bottom is cloudy.  When it starts to run clear it means that most of the surface starch has been removed.
  • When the rice has been thoroughly rinsed add it to a saucepan that has a tight fitting lid.  Add liquid to the pan, cover and bring to a boil.  When the liquid is boiling turn the heat down to low and simmer for 15 minutes.  Turn off the heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes with the lid still on.  Remove the lid and fluff with a fork.  The rice is now ready to be eaten.  Enjoy!


Serve perfect white rice alongside sweet potato curry, jerk baked tofu, and baked falafel for a well rounded and delicious meal.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.5mg