Basic Long Grain Rice
A good, basic recipe for cooking long grain rice, an ideal accompaniment for all types of dishes.
2 cups water*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup long grain rice
- In a large saucepan, bring the water to boil. Add salt and rice; cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes, without lifting cover.
- Remove from heat, gently fluff rice with fork and let sit for a few minutes with the cover off. Fluff again and serve. (Rice will become sticky if the cover is left on, if not serving right away, vent the cover so that the steam can escape.)
Makes 4 servings.
*The basic formula for long grain rice is 2 parts water, 1 part rice. However, for best results when using Jasmine rice, use less water—about 2 tablespoons less per cup.