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How to Cook Rice

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5 from 17 votes
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
Learn how to cook rice on the stove! This easy 30-minute method yields soft, fluffy white rice every time - no rice cooker or Instant pot required.



  • Combine the rinsed rice, water, and olive oil in a pot and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let it sit, covered for 10 more minutes. Fluff with a fork.


This rice-to-water ratio also works in a rice cooker using the white rice setting. If you're using a rice cooker to cook your rice, skip the olive oil.