Cooking Rice in a Saucepan: The Absorption Method

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By Sri Owen

Published 1994

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  • 450 g/1 lb/2 cups long grain rice, white or brown


Put the rice and water in a saucepan, put the saucepan on a moderate heat and bring to the boil. Stir once with a wooden spoon. Let the rice simmer, uncovered, until all the water has been absorbed. This will take about 10 minutes (brown rice, perhaps 15 minutes).

There are four ways to finish cooking – take your pick.