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You don’t need a rice cooker to make a perfectly fluffy white rice! Sharing my foolproof method to cook simple, yet deliciously fluffy white rice on stovetop and answering all your questions on how to cook rice on stovetop. #rice #whiterice #jasminerice #howtocookrice

How to Cook Fluffy White Rice on Stovetop

No rice cooker required for fluffy white rice! Here is as simple tutorial on how to cook simple, yet deliciously fluffy white rice on stovetop.


  • 2 cups long grain rice, such as jasmine, basmati
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, optional, but highly recommended
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt


  • In 2.5qt heavy-bottomed saucepan with a lid, combine rice, water, olive oil and salt.
  • Cover and bring it to a slow boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, covered.
  • Remove from heat and let sit for another 10 minutes, covered. Don't be tempted to open the lid, because steam is what finishes the cooking.
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Can I double the recipe? Yes, use a bigger pot, if you’re cooking more than 2 cups of rice.
Leftover rice is great for this vegetable fried rice, or this steak fried rice.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 235kcal, Carbohydrates: 48.1g, Protein: 4.4g, Fat: 2.2g, Sodium: 297.5mg, Sugar: 0.1g
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