Easiest way to cook long grain rice & how to store it

Whether you need cooked rice to use as a bed of carbs for fried rice or you’re making bibimbap, you might be intimidated by the prospect of cooking perfect rice. Well, this is the easiest way I cook my long grain rice, and how I store it for short and long term use.

Simple, perfect, long grain rice

How to cook and store long grain rice
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes


  • Heavy bottomed pot with a tight lid
  • A kitchen towel


  • 300 grams basmati rice or jasmine
  • 558 ml water
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • Rinse the rice 3-4 times or until the water runs clear
  • Place the rice along with the salt and water in a heavy bottomed sauce pan and bring to a boil on high heat
  • Keep it boiling for 1 minute then turn the heat off, place a kitchen towel over the pot and place the tight fitting lid on top
    Set a timer for 15 minutes
  • After the time has elapsed, use a fork to test the doneness of the rice, if it's not done yet cover it back and leave it for an additional 3-4 minutes
  • Transfer the rice on a wide plate and spread it to allow moisture and steam to escape.
    Use after cooking or let it cool off for 10-20min then transfer in an airtight container ig you plan on eating it in the next 24 hours, if not then place it in a freezer-safe bag in the freezer.

How to use frozen rice

  • Either add it directly in a dish you're cooking of it uses liquid.
  • Or place in an microwave-safe dish with a lid and cook on high for 2 minutes.
Calories: 181kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: fried rice, long grain rice

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Cooked & written with ❤️ by Alex Pricop.