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How to Cook Rice

Cooking rice for a crowd? Not sure of the ratio of rice to liquid? Don't know what method to use? We have easy-to-follow instructions for cooking rice in large quantities.


- Do not rinse Riceland Rice before or drain after cooking to retain vitamins.
- Add butter to rice and water for added flavor.
- Add salt after rice is cooked; adding salt to rice can increase cooking time.
- Switch water for chicken broth or bone broth for added nutrients and flavor.

This tried and true method is the most traditional way to cook rice.

1. Combine rice and water in a 2-quart saucepan.
2. Stir lightly, bring to a rolling boil, and reduce heat to simmer; cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for the recommended time.
3. Remove from heat and allow to stand covered for 5 minutes.
4. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Are you looking to cook your rice in a hurry or only have a microwave?

1. Combine rice and water in a covered microwave-safe dish.
2. Microwave at 100% (HIGH) power for 5 minutes.
3. Reduce power to 50% (MEDIUM) for an additional 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
4. Remove from microwave and let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Stovetop full, but you have room in your oven? Use this method.

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a 2-quart baking dish, combine water and rice. Cover tightly.
3. Bake according to the recommended time or until water is absorbed.
4. Rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

*Note: Recipe can be doubled in a
9 x 13 pan.

Cook your rice while you are out using your crockpot.

1. Combine rice and water in crockpot.
2. Cook for the recommended time on high or low.
3. Fluff with fork.

*Note: Rice does not keep well on warm once cooked.