Fluffy Boiled Rice

Perfectly Fluffy Boiled Rice…

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I am a pasta lover

Why I’m opening with that on a post all about rice might be a bit strange – but its the truth. I love pasta.

Spaghetti, linguine, fusilli, penne, or my absolute favourite, bow tie pasta – any of them are great.

But sometimes its good to switch things up and have a change.

And that where this recipe comes in!

You may have read my Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bake recipe recently, but that recipe cooks the rice within the dish with the chicken and vegetables.

This method of cooking produces perfectly fluffy boiled rice, something which I have always struggled to cook, which is possibly one of the reasons I rely so much on pasta.

I’ve used this very simple method a number of times now, and always been very impressed and proud of my results – I’ve always ended up with perfectly Fluffy Boiled Rice, and it’s wonderful!

It’s the absolute perfect accompaniment to a delicious curry, with naan breads…yummy!

So if you’re tired of stodgy and thick rice, give this method a try, it might just be what you’re looking for!

Fluffy Boiled Rice Recipe


  • Rice
    I use white rice, but I’m sure it would work with brown too
    Ideally use a cup measurement for it – I usually use 1 1/2 cups of dry white rice, which creates four portions (Matthew and I usually eat some for dinner, and then have leftovers for lunch the next day!)
  • Water
    Use double the cup measurement of water, than you used for the rice
    For example, when I use 1 1/2 cups rice, I use 3 cups of water



  • Spray the bottom of of a medium sized pan lightly with cooking oil spray – I find this really helps to make the pan easier to clean afterwards!
  • Place the water in the pan and bring to the boil
  • When boiling, add in the rice, stir and place the lid on the pan, leaving a small opening to avoid it boiling over
  • Bring the water and rice to a boil, then turn down the heat to a medium-low
  • Let the pan continue to cook – important: do not take off the pan lid
    The lid is tilted leaving a small opening so there should be no need to lift the lid off
  • Keep cooking the rice, until holes begin to appear in the surface of the rice
  • Wait for multiple steam holes to appear in the surface of the rice – this is around 15-20minutes cooking time
  • Turn off the heat, and place the lid completely on top of the pan
  • Leave the pan to stand for 5 minutes
  • Take off the lid, and fluff up the rice using a fork
    It should be light and fluffy!

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