How to cook white rice

June 07, 2020


In general, I use the following simple recipe to cook white rice.

  1. Using a Kitchen Scale weigh 75g of rice per person you are serving.
  2. Place the rice in a wide clay pot, or donabe.
  3. Rinse the rice three times until the water begins to run clear.
  4. Add a sprinkle of salt and a pat of butter, and add enough water to cover the top layer of rice by just a little bit, maybe half a centimeter.
  5. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, stirring regularly. As soon as it comes to a rolling boil, reduce the heat to low and cover for 20 minutes.
  6. After that time, remove from heat and leave covered for another 5 minutes.

Recipes for white rice:

Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.