Perfect Steamed Rice
Never burn a pot of rice again! Here's my foolproof method for perfectly light and fluffy steamed white rice on the stovetop.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup long-grained white rice (I prefer Jasmine or Basmati)
- 2 cups water
- ½ teaspoon coarse salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat for about a minute. Add rice, salt and pepper.
Stir mixture for about 30 seconds, until rice is evenly coated in the oil and some of the rice grains appear to turn translucent.
Add the water to the saucepan, increase heat to medium high heat and bring mixture to a boil.
As soon as mixture boils, reduce heat to low and cover saucepan with a lid. Set a timer for 15 minutes.
When timer is done, turn stove off but leave saucepan as it is, do not open the lid. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes, or until ready to serve.
Before serving, fluff gently with a fork.
Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg