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steamed white rice

Fluffy Steamed White Rice

How to cook white rice on the stove - here is my Mummy's recipe tried and tested. Washing and cooking rice is one of the first chore I learnt from my mother since 12 years old.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 persons
Calories 68 kcal


  • 1 cup white rice washed and drained
  • 1 ΒΌ cup water


  • Wash the rice in water 4-6 times, the cloudiness of water should clear out after every wash.
    wash rice
  • Add 1 1/4 cups of water to rice (I used 1 cup of rice). Take note that the ratio is 1 cup rice to 1 1/4 cups of water.
    wash rice
  • Boil the rice on high heat. This step should take about 5-6 minutes. Keep the lid on but you can take off the lid once in a while to see if it's boiling.
    wash rice
  • Once the rice started to boil, and water bubbling on the surface, turn heat to the lowest and cook the rice over simmering fire. This step should take about 3 minutes. During this process, keep the lid on but check once in a while.
    wash rice
  • Rice is considered cooked when the bubbling stops. Turn off the fire.
  • Keep the lid on for another 10 min to steam the rice.
  • Fluff the rice gently with a fork or spatula to break up any lumps. Cooked rice should be of light, soft and fluffy consistency. It's perfectly cooked if it doesn't stick to the bottom.


Keyword chinese, rice