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Fluffiest Rice Ever

How to make the best fluffy rice without a rice cooker. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 193 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the rice and toast it until it looks like this. You don’t want all the grains to be browned, but a mix of both.
  2. Add the water. Pour slowly as it will steam up. Be careful!
  3. The pot is hot at this point so the water will start cooking right away. Bring it to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and let cook until the water is absorbed and rice is cooked. It takes about 10 – 12 minutes.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be doubled as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Fluffiest Rice Ever
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.