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How to Cook White Rice on the Stove

Cooked/boiled white rice ready for serving. The most important thing you need in other to cook white rice is rice. I used long grain rice for this recipe today. You can still use any different kind of rice, such as short or medium grain. #riceandstew #whiterice #steamedrice

Cook Perfect White Rice Every time.

Today, my goal is to show you how to cook white rice on the stove and without the rice cooker. This way, you can cook perfect fluffy white rice each time! Knowing how to cook white rice is essential because cooked white rice has many uses. Firstly, cooked white rice (or boiled rice) is best enjoyed with Nigerian red tomato stew. They are a match made in food heaven. If you have never had white rice and red stew, then you need to ASAP; they are generally acceptable Sunday dish in Nigerian and most African countries. Secondly, white rice, (which some people call steamed rice) go so well with stir-fry! Check out my chicken and carrot stir-fry served with white rice. Thirdly, white rice is perfect for making sushi. Fourthly, white rice is ideal with beans, whether black-eyed peas or black beans. And if you ever have leftover white rice, don’t throw it out because you can use it to make fried rice! Rice is vegan and gluten-free, and if you are ready to learn how to cook white rice on the stove, then you are in the right place.

Learn how to cook white rice like a pro. This is hands down the best way to cook white rice to perfection every time without the rice cooker. I mean Fluffy, tender, and delicious; you will never boil rice any other way! Serve this white rice with stir-fry, stews, and sauces of choice. This easy rice recipe is perfect for lunch, dinner, and it is a crowd-pleaser. #rice #whiterice #sidedish #sides #stovetop #easyrecipe #recipes #foodrecipes #howto #riceandstew #howtocookrice #maindish #boiledrice #steamedrice

How to Cook White Rice on the Stove.

The most important thing you need in other to cook white rice is rice. I will be using long grain rice for this recipe today. You can still use any different kind of rice, such as short or medium grain. Rice is an excellent source of energy because it has high-quality carbohydrates; the real fuel for your body. Rice is gluten-free, vegan/vegetarian. Just stick to the serving size as moderation is key, but, be sure to add vegetables,… Click To Tweet

Rice is an excellent source of energy because it has high-quality carbohydrates. It is the real fuel for your body. You may also want to know that rice is gluten-free, another reason to enjoy this delicacy without guilt. Just stick to the serving size as moderation is key, be sure to add vegetables, and protein for a balanced meal.

Boiled White Rice and Stew.

Generally, we serve cooked white rice with some Nigerian tomato stew; this very chicken stew was perfect! Relatively, stir-fry works well.  Feel free to opt for beans and add some  avocado.

Cooked/boiled white rice served with stew. The most important thing you need in other to cook white rice is rice. I used long grain rice for this recipe today. You can still use any different kind of rice, such as short or medium grain. #riceandstew #whiterice #steamedrice

Now if you are ready, let us get cooking:

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Cooked/boiled white rice ready for serving. The most important thing you need in other to cook white rice is rice. I used long grain rice for this recipe today. You can still use any different kind of rice, such as short or medium grain. #riceandstew #whiterice #steamedrice

How to Cook White rice on the Stove


  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

It is important to realize that white rice is a vegetarian and gluten-free dish, so if you are a vegetarian you can eat it with sauté spinach or any other vegetarian sauce (if my red tomato stew does not work of course.)


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of parboiled rice
  • 4½ cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Parboil rice in boiling water for about 4 minutes on medium heat. Remove and wash very well. About 6-7 times until the water is clear, rinse thoroughly and set aside.
  2. Add 4 cups of water to the pan; allow to boil. Add salt and vegetable oil to the pot when the water starts boiling, and then add rice, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until rice is ready (it is usually prepared within 30 minutes). Taste rice to ensure it is soft enough, if it isn’t, then add the remaining ½ cup of water, reduce heat and allow another 3 – 5 minutes to soften a bit more.
  3. Your rice is ready; serve with Nigerian tomato stew, sauté spinach or avocado.

Notes

There are other ways to make white “plain” rice, but this is one of my easy ways to do on stovetop.

You can substitute vegetable oil with butter, that makes this dish vegetarian instead of vegan. Really doesn’t matter.

  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Nigerian

Keywords: Rice, White Rice, Boiled Rice, Recipe, White Rice Recipe, Nigerian Rice, Rice and Stew, Cooked Rice

Do you cook white rice? How do you make them? On the stovetop or with rice cooker? Tell me in the comment how you mainly cook white rice.

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Learn how to cook white rice on stove like a pro. This is hands down the best way to cook white rice to perfection every time without the rice cooker. I mean Fluffy, tender, and delicious; you will never boil rice any other way! Serve this white rice with stir-fry, stews, and sauces of choice. This easy rice recipe is perfect for lunch, dinner, and it is a crowd-pleaser. #rice #whiterice #sidedish #sides #stovetop #easyrecipe #recipes #food #howto #riceandstew #howtocookrice #maindish #boiledrice #steamedrice

With love,

Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.

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