Perfect Basic White Rice

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Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


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Perfect Basic White Rice


· 1 cup long grain rice· 2 cups water· 1 teaspoon salt· 1 teaspoon butter (optional)· 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar (optional)


Step 1In a saucepan with a good fitting lid bring water, salt and optional ingredients if desired to a boil. The salt and butter are simply for flavor. The vinegar keeps your grains separated and gives you a prettier dish. No one will taste the vinegar at all!Step 2Add rice and stir.Step 3Cover and reduce heat to low. You will know that your temperature is correct if a little steam is visible leaking from the lid. A lot of steam means your heat is too high.Step 4Cook for 20 minutes.Step 5DO NOT LIFT LID!Step 6The steam that is trapped inside the pan is what allows the rice to cook properly.Step 7Remove from heat and fluff with fork.Step 8Serve!