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You Will Need
- 1.0 c long grain white rice
- 2.0 water
- 1- to 2-quart saucepan with lid
- A stove top
- A wooden or silicone cooking spoon
- A clock or timer
- And a fork
- 0.5 tsp salt (optional)
- 1.0 tsp oil or butter (optional)
Add the water to the saucepan. Put it on the stove, turn the burner to high heat, cover the lid, and bring the water to a boil.
When the water's boiling, lift the lid and add the rice (and salt and oil or butter if you use it), stirring well. Reduce the heat to the lowest possible setting, cover the pot with a lid, and cook for 20 minutes.
Look for "fish eyes"
You will know the water has evaporated when the rice has expanded to the sides of the pot and small dimples appear at the top of the rice. The holes are sometimes also called "fish eyes."
Let sit & fluff
Remove the rice from the heat and let it sit covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.