The humble white rice delivers over four grams of protein you consume a one-cup serving. Depending on the type of rice you choose, rice can serve as a good source of B vitamins, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, fiber, and iron. Rice is also an excellent source of manganese and magnesium. Knowing how to quickly cook up a serving or two, then is not just a life-saver for those on a budget who watch their nutrition, it is also a great way to create full meal plans, fast.
1 cup water
1If you have time, soak the rice for 30 minutes prior to cooking. It’ll allow the starch coating it to loosen up. Rinse the rice really well until the water runs clear.
2Transfer the rice to a medium size saucepan. Cover with 1 cup of water, stir once and set heat to high.
3Once the water begins to boil, cover the pan with a lid, loosely, set heat to low. Set the timer:
20 minutes for white rice;
35 minutes for brown rice;
45 minutes for wild rice;
4Once all the water evaporates, turn off the heat and set the rice aside for 15 minutes. Keep the lid on.
5Stir once and serve or store for later.