When cooking rice it is important to get the amount of water for a given amount of rice correct which depends on the variety of rice being used. For medium- and long-grain white rice the correct ratio is for each cup of rice allow 1½ cups of water. Short-grain white rice requires slightly less water and brown rice slightly more.
Serves: 6 at home or 30 tastes in the classroom
metric measuring cups
medium saucepan with tight-fitting lid
2 cups long-grain rice
3 cups water
What to do
Wash the rice using the sieve.
It is important to choose a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Bring the rice and water to the boil, covered over medium heat.
Turn the heat down to very low and cook the rice for 12 minutes. Do NOT remove the lid.
After 12 minutes remove the saucepan from the heat and let the rice sit for 10 minutes, do not remove the lid.
Remove the lid and using a fork gently separate the grains of rice, then put in the serving bowls.