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How do you cook raw white rice?

How to Cook White Rice

Rice is a staple food in many cultures, and the most common form of cooked rice is white rice. As a grain, white rice is a rich source of B vitamins, magnesium and thiamin (vitamin B1). It also contains trace amounts of iron, zinc and phosphorus.

The cooking process for white rice begins with soaking the grains to soften them before cooking. This also helps remove some of the starch from the outer layers of each grain. The soaked rice is then drained and rinsed before it’s cooked in boiling water or another liquid such as stock or broth.

If you’re looking for a way to change up your diet without compromising on taste or nutrition, try cooking some brown rice instead of white rice. Brown rice retains more of its fiber and nutrients than white rice does during the refining process that removes their bran layers.

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Last modified: August 3, 2022