Basic White Rice

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2 tbsp. vegetable oil (30ml)

½ small white onion, chopped (optional)

1 cup uncooked long grain white rice (185g)

2 cups water (480ml)

Salt to taste


In a 3qt. (3lt) straight side sauté pan, heat the vegetable oil. Add chopped onion if desired, and sauté until translucent. Add the uncooked rice and sauté over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the rice turns from translucent to opaque. Add the water. Pan will steam very actively, so reduce heat to medium low. Once the rice returns to a gentle simmer, add salt to taste, and cover with a lid. Simmer for 25 minutes. Do not remove the lid.

After cooking time is complete, remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.