How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top (Perfect Rice Every Time)

How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top (Perfect Rice Every Time)

Learn How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top so you get the perfect rice every time!

Cooking rice on the stovetop has never been easier. This handy “how to guide” comes with a rice to water ratio guide, recipe card, even a nutrition label!

How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top (Perfect Rice Every Time)

This stove top rice recipe makes the best cooked rice, the rice water ratio section is extra helpful, doing all the math you might need so you can learn how to cook rice stove top style.

You’ll also learn how long to cook rice in the best white rice recipe card below.

Learn how to cook rice on the stove so you get the perfect rice every time…

How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top

The simplest (and in my opinion the best way to cook rice) is cooking rice on stove tops.

You don’t need any fancy equipment, and making this perfect rice recipe great for new cooks. All you need is a sauce pan with a lid. And if you really want to get “fancy” you can make this recipe for stovetop rice with a glass or see-through lid.

In the article below you will find everything you need to learn how to make rice on the stove top….

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Rice To Water Ratio
  • How to Make Rice on Stove
  • Perfect Stove Top Rice Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Rice Calories and Nutrition

From a printable recipe card, to a “how to” guide, even a nutrition label… You’ll find everything you need to learn how to make rice on stove top recipes below.

Before we get to how to cook the perfect rice, let’s talk about the rice to water ratio, in the section below.

Up next, a guide to rice to water ratio so you always cook perfect rice recipes…

Rice To Water Ratio

To make the best long grain white rice, you need the right rice water ratio… In this section, you’ll learn the right water to rice ratio for boiling rice.

Before learning how to cook rice perfectly, you need to know how much water to rice you’ll need. That’s why we have supplied you with a grid for making as little as a quarter cup of rice, all the way up to 2 cups of rice.

How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top (Perfect Rice Every Time)

Cooking white rice recipes has never been easier, this rice to water ratio grid will help you figure out how much water to add to all of your white rice recipes.

Rice to Water Ratio:

AMOUNT OF UNCOOKED RICEWATER NEEDED FOR PERFECT RICE
1/4 cup of rice1/2 cup water
1/3 cup of rice2/3 cup of water
1/2 cup of rice1 cup of water
3/4 cup of rice1 1/2 cups of water
1 cup of rice2 cups of water
1 1/2 cup of rice3 cups of water
2 cups of rice4 cups of water

It’s easy to learn how to cook rice in a pot when you have a handy ratio guide. Make sure to pin this recipe to your Pinterest boards, so the next time you need to know how to make white rice, you have the rice to water ratio at your fingertips.

In the next section, you’ll learn how to cook rice on stove top, so that it always comes out perfectly.

Up next, you’ll learn how to boil rice on the stove top…

How to Make Rice on Stove

In the section on how to cook rice on the stove, you’ll find a handy how to guide, so you can learn how to cook white rice to perfection every time.

We recommend using a see-through, or a glass lidded sauce pan, so that you can see when your stovetop rice is done. However, it is not necessary, and as long as you have a lidded sauce pan, you can make this recipe!

How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top (Perfect Rice Every Time)

Special Tip: You can find ingredients for this perfect rice recipe in the recipe card below…

How to Cook the Perfect Rice:

  1. Bring the water and salt to boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir in the rice and bring to a light simmer.
  3. Cover the pot and turn the heat down low, so that the water stay at a simmer.
  4. After 17 minutes, check to see if the water is all absorbed. If you have a glass lid saucepan just tip it slightly to see if any water emerges. (Rice takes 17-25 minutes to fully cook.)
  5. Remove from the heat and let it sit for another 1-2 minutes to finish absorbing any liquid.
  6. Remove the lid, fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot.

In the next section, you will find a recipe card for the perfect stove top rice recipe. You can email it to yourself, and pin to your Pinterest boards, so that you can make the perfect stove top rice any time.

Up next, a shareable recipe card with the best way to cook rice…

Perfect Stove Top Rice Recipe

In this recipe card for the perfect stove top rice recipe, you’ll learn how to cook rice on the stove top perfectly every single time.

With the click of a button, you can double or triple this recipe easily, and you can also use the rice to water ratio grid in the section above.

How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top (Perfect Rice Every Time)

How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top Perfectly

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This perfect stove top rice recipe comes out amazing everytime! Learn how to cook rice on the stove top with this helpful how to guide and recipe card.
Cooking rice on the stove is easy and simple, no fancy cookwear is needed… just a saucepan with a lid (ideally a glass see-thorugh lid).
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 169 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup long grain white rice

Instructions
 

  • Bring the water and salt to boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir in the rice and bring to a light simmer.
  • Cover the pot and turn the heat down low, so that the water stay at a simmer.
  • After 17 minutes, check to see if the water is all absorbed. If you have a glass lid saucepan just tip it slightly to see if any water emerges. (Rice takes 17-25 minutes to fully cook.)
  • Remove from the heat and let it sit for another 1-2 minutes to finish absorbing any liquid.
  • Remove the lid, fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3.3gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 293mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 13mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Side Dish
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Up next, you’ll find the calories and nutrition in 1 cup of cooked rice…

Rice Calories and Nutrition

This nutrition label, is based off of 4 cups of cooked rice. Divided by four, the nutrition facts below are for one cup of cooked rice.

And our recipe for the perfect rice recipe, we did add some salt, make sure to see the recipe card above for all of the ingredients that went into this low-calorie rice recipe.

How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top (Perfect Rice Every Time)

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