Easy Steamed Rice

easy steamed rice in a bowl

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closeup of steamed riceMaking perfect steamed rice is simple. You need a timer to take out the guesswork for consistent results.

I make this ahead of time and store in glass containers with lockable lids.  This helps to keep it moist for at least 24 hours.

Use steamed rice as-is or as a base ingredient to many other recipes.

Rice is very economical, especially when purchased in bulk. I can generally get 15 lbs of yummy Jasmine rice for under $1/lb.  This results in cost/serving of about $0.09.  Now that’s a deal.


Easy Steamed Rice
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Perfect steamed.
Serves: Double the dry rice volume
  • 1 part dry rice
  • 1½ parts water
  1. Choose whatever measuring cup size you want. If you choose 1 cup of dry rice, then it will make about 2 cups of finished rice.
  2. Measure 1 portion of rice.
  3. Measure 1½ portions of water.
  4. Rinse rice under cold water to remove excess starch.
  5. Combine rice and water in a saucepan and stir to even out the rice.
  6. Leave the lid off and place the heat on high until it's near boiling.
  7. Place the lid on the pan and turn down to a simmer. Adjust temperature so that it's high enough for some (but not excessive) steam to escape from the lid.
  8. Cook for about 10 minutes with the lid on.
  9. Remove from the stove when done and fluff with a fork.


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