How To Cook Rice On The Stove – Best Way To Cook Perfect White Rice

Rice is the main food for many people. But do you know How To Cook Rice in the right way? If not, you can read our article and get the best answer.

1. What is the best way to cook rice?

5. How to Cook White Rice on the Stove


  • 1 cup white long-grain rice (Basmati)
  • 1 ½ cups of Water
  • ½ teaspoon Salt (optional)
  • A medium-sized saucepan with lid
  • A mesh Strainer, ladles, bowl, & fork

 How Long to Cook Rice on the Stove

It takes about 30 minutes to cook soaked long-grain white rice on the stove.


Step 1: Wash the rice 1-2 times under running tap water.

Step 2: Now, add water and the washed rice in step 1 into a small, covered pot. Then bring to a boil over high heat. This takes about 10 minutes

how to cook rice on the stove

Step 3: Once the water starts boiling, adjust the heat to medium-low. Add the salt and mix. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Next, turn off the stove and let it sit for 5 minutes. Finally, uncover the pot and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve.

Tips: You can test the rice’s doneness (before straining) by pressing a rice grain. It will flatten easily and have no grainy center.

Next time, if your friend asks you how to cook rice, please introduce her to follow all these steps. It is very easy to follow, right?