How to Cook Rice - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


How to Cook Rice

Servings:Makes 4 servingsServing Size:1/2 cup

Step by Step Photo Recipe:


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water


Note: Check the directions on your rice package. Cooking time and amount of water may vary.

  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Rinse 1 cup of rice in a colander under water until the water runs clear.
  3. Add 1 cup rice, 2 cups water, and a pinch of salt to saucepan.
  4. Turn stovetop to high heat.
  5. Once water is boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover with lid. Let rice cook for 45 minutes or until water is absorbed.
    (Try your best not to remove the lid during this time!)
  6. Turn off burner and remove from heat. Let sit until ready for use, and then fluff with a fork before serving or using in another recipe.
Source: Jeannie Najor, Program Coordinator II , University of Kentucky Nutrition Education Program

170 calories; 1.5g fat; 0g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 0mg cholesterol; 75mg sodium; 35g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 0g sugar; 0g added sugar; 3g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 0% Daily Value of calcium; 6% Daily Value of iron; 2% Daily Value of potassium.