Effortless White Rice Recipe

I’m in no way a food blogger, but I do have some go to recipes that I think you would enjoy. When I started this little series I shared my chocolate chip banana recipe and my easy ice cream pie recipe.

Next up is not something from my own personal recipes, but one of my favorite things to eat….RICE! Rice seems so simple, but I typically have loads of complaints with it at restaurants. It always ends up mushy and sticky and while sticky white rice is good for Chinese food it shouldn’t be that sticky normally.

I personally have always been scared to make it at home and rely on rice pilaf, but there is nothing like my parents white rice so I went to source for this one.

My parents came over the other day for dinner and I asked my mom to share the easy steps so I can snap some pictures.

Here is what you’ll need:
effortless white rice recipe
Carolina Rice
Vegetable Oil

effortless white rice recipe
Step 1: Use a 2 quart pot and put flame on high. Coat bottom of pot with vegetable oil.

effortless white rice recipe
Step 2: Chop 1/8 of large onion and sautee in pot.

effortless white rice recipe
Step 3: Add water. The ration for rice is 1 cup of rice for 1.5 cups of water. We were making enough rice for 8 people so our ration was 3 cups of water for 2 cups of rice.

effortless white rice recipe
Step 4: Add a tablespoon of salt.

effortless white rice recipe
Step 5: Let water get to a boil

effortless white rice recipe
Step 6: Once water is boiling add rice. In this case we added 2 cups of Carolina rice.

effortless white rice recipe
Step 7: Leave burner on high and let the water evaporate.

effortless white rice recipe
Step 8: My Dad’s secret tip, which is now no longer a secret is to add a pad (1 Tablespoon) of butter to rice.

effortless white rice recipe
Step 9: Cover pot and lower flame/burner. I went to about a 3 on my burner and leave for 20 mins.

effortless white rice recipe
Step 10: Enjoy!

It’s my favorite side to most meals and who I am kidding I could just eat a plateful of it! My tends to let the rice stay a little longer on low towards the end of cooking in order to get the layer of rice on the very bottom a little crispy. It just turns a little golden brown and it’s amazing!!!

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6 Responses to Effortless White Rice Recipe

  1. Andrea R. says:

    Thanks for the tips! I can cook and bake many things to my hearts content, but I can’t cook rice. I burn it EVERY TIME!

  2. Aileen says:

    I am definitely trying this! I dream about your parents’ rice! It’s delish and I can never get mine as good!

  3. Aileen says:

    Sorry to be “that guy” — but it’s pat of butter — not pad of butter. lol

  4. melissa says:

    If you use brown rice would the recipe be the same?

  5. Chris says:

    I really like the idea of leaving the rice a little longer on a low temparature to get it slightly golden brown. Going to try that when I get home :)

    Thank you!

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