How to Cook White Rice

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How to Cook White Rice
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 12
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White rice is delicious and a very popular side dish in Latin American cuisine. Cooking rice is easy but also serious business, as mastering the technique is essential to becoming a culinary expert! Today I’d like to share with you my secrets to preparing the perfect white rice. Let’s get cooking!


  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • 1
    Place a large pan on the stovetop, add oil and cook the garlic.
  • 2
    Add sea salt and rice, and stir well with a wooden spoon.
  • 3
    Add the hot water, lower heat and cover.
  • 4
    Cook the rice for 20 minutes.
  • 5
    Serve warm with slices of plantain or avocado.

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