How to Make Perfect Rice

Have you had problems with making stovetop rice? Sure, you can make it in a rice steamer or even in the oven. Cooking it on the stove top should not result in mushy rice or rice burnt to the bottom of the pot.

How to Make Perfect Rice | Garden of Good Eatin'

Follow these directions and have perfect rice every time!

When it comes to white rice, I prefer basmati or jasmine rice above other kinds. I love how aromatic they are, not to mention the phenomenal taste.

I also enjoy purple/black “forbidden” rice, brown and red rice. There are lots of rice varieties, so be sure to try them.

How to Make Perfect Rice

1 cup raw rice
1 3/4 cup water


1) Rinse rice until the rinse water becomes clear. Drain well.


2) Add the 1 3/4 cup water and rice to a cooking pot with a lid.

3) Cover pot and let sit for at least 30 minutes to absorb water.

4) Turn pot on medium-high until boiling.

5) Once starts boiling, turn fire down to a low simmer and slightly uncover to vent until it seems water has evaporated ( about 3 minutes).

6) Take the pot off the fire and let sit for at least 5 minutes.


7) Fluff with fork. Optionally, you can add 1-2 tsp of coconut oil or ghee.

8) Leave uncovered to let steam out remaining moisture. Serve after 5 more minutes of sitting.


There you have it, PERFECT RICE!

You can add a pinch of turmeric for yellow rice or squeeze lemon juice in it.
For extra flavor, throw in a couple whole peppercorns or whole cardamom pods, just remove before serving.

No more wasting part of your rice to being stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Thank me later. 😉

6 thoughts on “How to Make Perfect Rice

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  2. I like looking at tips for perfect rice. I’m not all that fussy, but I know someone who says he can’t figure out how to make it come out right so never has it. This looks like it is a good way for perfect rice, as you say!!! i need to share your tips!

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