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5 from 2 votes

How To Cook Rice on the Stovetop

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 cup dry rice (white, brown or wild rice, but not a combination)
  • 2 cups liquid , such as water or broth/stock
  • Seasonings , such as salt, spices, butter, etc. (optional)


  • In a heavy bottom sauce pan with a tight fitted lid, bring the 2 cups liquid to a boil (add seasonings, to taste). While waiting for the liquid to boil, rinse the rice in a colander until the water runs through clear (about 30 seconds). Once the liquid comes to a rolling boil, stir in the rice. Return to a low boil then cover. Immediately turn the heat down all the way to the lowest setting and continue to cook for 25 minutes (45 minutes for brown or wild rice). IMPORTANT: Do not remove the lid before this time is up!
  • Uncover and remove from the heat. Let the rice stand for 2 minutes before stirring/fluffing. Serve immediately or chill for later use.


Serving: 1g