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Fluffy rice in a pot, every time!

A simple and easy method for perfect fluffy rice in a pot, every time! Use Basmati or Jasmin rice for extra flavor.
Course Side
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword basmati, fluffy, how-to, pot, rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author The Hungry Bites


  • 2 cups long grain rice (jasmin or basmati)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups water
  • salt to taste about 1/2 teaspoon


  1. Put oil and rice in a deep, heavy bottomed pot. Open the heat to medium and stir until rice is fragrant.

  2. Add the water and the salt, cover and let it simmer. When all the water is almost absorbed (about 10-15 min), turn off the heat, fluff it up gently with a fork and let it rest for 20 min.

  3. After 20 min, stir gently with a fork to re-fluff, and serve. Eat.