Make Perfect White Rice on the Stovetop

Make Perfect White Rice on the Stovetop

Don’t be intimidated by cooking white rice at home without a rice cooker. No need for them! This is my way of cooking rice and is by no means the ONLY way but it is the way that always works for me.

I’ve tried everything under the sun to make rice like the package says and it has never worked. It was too gummy or crunchy in the middle or it turned into rice pudding. Doing it my way is the best way I’ve found as it makes perfectly cooked rice that’s cooked all the way through and is not sticky or gummy. You can rinse the rice ahead of time if you prefer but it makes no difference in the final outcome in the way I make my rice.

As I do it, bring 3 cups water to a boil with a pinch of salt. Stir in 2 cups of long grain white rice, cover with a tight fitting lid and turn the burner down to the lowest setting on your stove top. Set the timer for 20 minutes. When done, take off heat and let sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. Enjoy!


  1. I usely mix the Water, Rice, pinch Salt & teaspoon Olive Oil together, (some times add Goya Sazon') then put the heat on to boil then simmer covered for 15 mins. What is the advantage of bring the Water to a boil first?

  2. I watched this video every time. I'm not a big cooker so when my wife asks me to cook rice I always refer to this video to refresh my memory. haha thanks dude.

  3. before this video i couldn't cook a box of rice a roni, but the first time i tried this my rice came out perfect and it has come out the same way ever since. I realize now how much that sounds like a cheap testimonial, but i do mean it. Thank you!

  4. God I'm sooo freaking hungry right now!!!! But it's too late. I have to go to bed!
    The photos of the dish at the end look delicious!!!

  5. I'm pretty sure your supposed to rinse your rice out before cooking it. But all in all, this is a lot more effective than a rice cooker to be honest.

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