Perfect Long-Grain White Rice

Cooking rice is simple to do but there is a trick to getting it to come out just right. Follow this foolproof technique and you'll end up with rice that's wonderfully tender, never mushy.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup long-grain white rice (see Cook's Note)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Combine the rice, salt and 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until all liquid is absorbed, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Cook’s Note

If using basmati rice, soak it in cool water to cover for 30 minutes and drain before following the recipe.