How to Make White Rice

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How to Make White Rice. The secret to making good rice is not to lift the lid while it's cooking. Serves four.

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In a heavy pot with a lid, bring 2 c. water to a boil. Add rice and salt and lower heat.

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Cover the pot and simmer rice for 15 to 20 minutes.

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After 15 minutes, take off the pot lid and test a few grains of rice - if the center is at all crunchy, simmer a few more minutes.

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Test rice again. When it's done, fluff it with a fork to let steam escape and help keep grains separate.