Simple rice, cooked simply. The perfect side dish for thousands of other dishes.  Boiled Rice offers a plain white canvas upon which to paint your masterpiece.

Boiled Rice

Boiled Rice
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 Cup long-grain white rice (uncooked)
  • 2 Cups chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Put rice and water or broth in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir once or twice. Lower heat to a simmer. Cover with a tight-fitting lid or heavy-duty foil and cook 15 minutes. If the rice is not quite tender or the liquid is not absorbed, replace lid and cook 2 to 4 minutes longer.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Fluff with a fork.
  3. To reheat, place in a colander over boiling water, making sure the water does not boil into or soak the rice, but only steams it.
  4. The rice will stay fluffy as long as the water doesn't evaporate. In restaurants it is kept this way for hours. Cover the rice to prevent the top layer from drying out.
TIPS: For drier rice, use 2 Tablespoons less water.

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