Category: Hacks and pro tips

How to cook rice

I think I have finally learned to cook rice. Every few months I find myself cooking rice, but really no more frequently than that. So I’ve never memorized a foolproof rice cooking routine. Now I have it, thanks to a website that came up first in my Google search (, I think).

It goes like this:

Ratio is 1 part rice 2 parts water.

Rinse the rice.

Put rice in boiling water, and add salt and butter.

Cover and simmer for 18 minutes.

It should be done then. Don’t worry if there is excess water, or if I need to cook another minute or two.