Basic Cooked Instant Rice

Using instant rice (also called quick-cooking rice) considerably speeds up the cooking time. While these general instructions should work for most types of instant long-grain cooked rice, be sure to follow the package directions if they are different.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup instant long-grain rice
  • ⅛ tsp. salt


  • Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir in the rice, making sure it is thoroughly wet. Stir in the salt. Remove the rice from the heat. Cover the saucepan and let stand for 5 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.
  • Fluff up the rice with a fork and serve.