How to Boil Rice

DSCI2039Having been asked to help people boil rice properly so as to eliminate burnt saucepans, here’s a very simple approach to getting boiled rice that’s nice, fluffy – and leaves your saucepan clean!


Allow 60-80g of dried rice per person (dependent upon hunger)

A pinch of salt



  • Put the dried rice in a sieve and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, put cold water and a pinch of salt. Put the saucepan on a medium heat and bring the water to the boil.
  • Put the rinsed rice in the boiling water, stir the rice and boil for 1 minute.
  • Reduce the heat of the hob and simmer the rice for 11-14 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • When cooked, the rice will appear swollen in grain size and fluffy. Pour the boiled rice into the sieve and rinse with hot, boiled water.
  • With a fork, fluff-up the rice and serve.

Dawn: Simples!

Andrew: Mmm…what to serve with it? 

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