Drew Swantak/Thrillist

Stovetop Rice Recipe

Total Time:  20 minutes
Yield:  3 cups


  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup long-grain jasmine rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • In a medium saucepan bring 1 ¾ cups water and salt to a full boil.
  • Put rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse under cold running water until it runs clear.
  • Add rice and butter to the saucepan; return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook for 15-18 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Do not remove the lid during cooking; that steam is essential. A glass lid is helpful so you can keep an eye on the rice without lifting the lid.
  • Turn off heat and let the saucepan stand uninterrupted for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff rice with a fork before serving.