For Fluff’s Sake, Rinse your Rice and Cook it Right

Rice may be the world’s most popular grain, but cooking it well is an uncommon skill. Preparing light, fluffy rice isn’t difficult, though the details matter. For the best results, our chefs recommend following these simple rules for cooking white rice:

Rinse well 

Starches that cling to the grains will make it gluey. 

Measure carefully 

The ideal ratio is one part rice to one and a half parts liquid. 

Set a timer 

Your rice will be tender in 15 to 20 minutes. 

Fluff it 

Once the rice is done, stir it with a fork to separate the grains. If not using right away, cover to keep warm until ready to serve.