For most white rice recipes, you will need two cups of liquid (water or stock) for every cup of rice. Here is an example recipe:


  • liquid (stock or water)
  • oil or butter
  • rice
  • salt (optional)

Step 1

Bring liquid to a boil, and set aside.

Step 2

In a separate sauce pot, turn on the heat, and add the oil.

Step 3

When oil is heated, add the rice.

Step 4

Stir the rice around until the rice has absorbed the oil and become translucent.

Step 5

Add the hot liquid and salt, stir completely once, lower the heat to a simmer, and cover. Set a timer for the desired cooking time (as indicated in the table on the left).

Step 6

When time is up, remove from heat and fluff with a fork.


You may add chopped onions, thyme, cumin, and/or rosemary at step 4. Once the rice is cooked, you may add cooked peas, other vegetables, and/or shredded chicken.