How to Cook Perfect Rice Everytime

Get a Rice Cooker.

Nah, but really if you want to learn how to cook rice perfectly every time with no guess work here is a foolproof method.

For a long time this simple, universally cooked grain was the one thing I could not get right in the kitchen. My rice was always disgusting: either hard and starchy, or gelatinous and lifeless. However, this technique changed my rice game forever.

What You’ll Need:

A Pot with a lid

Some Rice

A Clean Dish Cloth (to be further used as the rice rag)


Butter/Olive Oil and Salt

How To Do it:

1. Rinse your rice. For white rice rinse 3 times, for brown rice 1 time.

2. For white rice use 1 cup of dry rice to 2 cups of water. For long grain brown use 1 cup of dry rice to 1.5 cups of water. For short grain brown rice use 1 cup of dry rice to 1.25 cups of water.

3. Add water and rice to pot. Add one teaspoon of butter/oil and a pinch of salt.

4. Bring Rice to boil, immediately turn the heat down as low as possible.

5. **The Secret Trick*** Take your clean dish rag and wrap it around the top of the pot’s lid folding all the edges inwards toward the handle. Place the lid on the rice and let cook for 15 minutes for white rice and 30 minutes for brown rice. Turn heat off and let steam for an additional 5 minutes.

The reason this method works so well is because wrapping the pot’s lid in a clothe helps eliminate excess moisture from collecting in your rice as is the case with traditional glass or metal lids.This creates mushy soggy rice because the moisture collects on the lid of the pot and falls back into the rice. The clothe simply absorbs condensation creating much more dry and fluffy rice.

Now go make some rice!

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