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How to make white rice of the stove top

Making white rice on the stove top is a simple thing yet many of us tend to not know how to make it! This recipe will fix that!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, asian, Mexican


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 ¾ cup water 1
  • tablespoon tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Using a strainer, rinse the white rice under cold water. continue rinsing it until the water is clear. This will remove any debris and starches so that the rice doesn't clump up.
  • Now that you rinsed the rice, combine the water, butter and rice in a medium pot. Place it on the stove on medium heat and bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer. Let the rice completely absorb the water, this should take 18-20 minutes. When the time is up, remove the rice from the heat but leave the lid on. DO NOT REMOVE THE LID for 10 minutes after the rice has cooked. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.