How Do I Cook Rice – Steamed White Rice

Cooking rice is one of those tricky culinary things. I can often come out to sticky, mushy or simply undercooked. It does not have to be complicated at all! Here’s a step-by-step video on how to always end up with perfectly fluffy rice.

For perfect rice all the time, follow these instructions and do not uncover the pan until 20 minutes have gone by. Let the rice steam.

Serves four

1 TBS olive oil
1 cup white rice
2 cups boiling water
1 tsp. Salt

Rinse the rice. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the rice and dry it, stirring frequently. Add the water and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat.

Steam the rice – on low heat – for about 20 minutes. The rice must be fluffy and all the liquid must have completely evaporated. Serve and enjoy!

CALORIES 198.64; FAT 3.68 grs (sat 0.54; mono 2.55; poly 0.43); PROTEIN 3.29 grs ; FIBER 0.6 grs; CARBS 36.97 grs; CHOLESTEROL 11.25 mg; IRON 2.01 mg; SODIUM 587.30 mg; CALCIUM 16.89 mg

Print the White Rice Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • September 12, 2010


    Mary Ann you are simply amazing! Thank you so much for providing all of us with so many wonderful recipes to please our families with! xx

  • September 12, 2010


    Thank you so much Tina! Your support means a lot to me! Have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • December 1, 2010


    I have made this rice twice now, love it!!! Love all your videos, thank you so much!!!

  • December 3, 2010


    Thanks Christine! I am happy this worked for you! I hope you have a great weekend!
    Mary Ann

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