20-Minute Fluffy White Rice

It’s very tempting to buy the 2 minute microwavable rice packets because they’re convenient, but if you look closely there’s quite a lot of fat in there to keep the rice separated and the packaging is far from environmentally friendly. So if you want a convenient solution with no added fat and less environmental impact then this method could be for you. I only have to put 1 minute of effort into this and it comes out perfectly every time. In 20 minutes I can often make the dish I’m serving with rice so everything’s ready to serve at the same time.

Serves 2 Adults & 2 Kids

200g white rice (this equals 1 cup of rice)
475ml water (this equals 2 cups of water)
1/2 tsp salt

The principle for this recipe is 1 volume of rice PLUS twice the same volume of water.
Use any container (a cup, a mug, a jug) for the rice then use the same container to add twice the volume of water and you’ll get the right result. NB: This recipe only works for white rice.

  • Put the rice into a small saucepan that has a lid then add the water and sprinkle over the salt.
  • Turn the heat up as high as it will go and as soon as the water comes to the boil put the lid on, turn the heat down to medium low and set a timer for 20 minutes.
  • Don’t remove the lid for the whole 20 minutes then once it’s done, remove the lid, fluff with a fork and serve.


Published by One Tough Cooker

I'm the writer at One Tough Cooker. My experience with post-natal depression has shaped my appreciation for the family cook. We make thousands of meals to feed our families' tummies, hearts and minds.

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