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How to Cook Rice

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Although rice is a staple food for countless people around the world, many of us are intimidated when it comes to preparing it. Here is a simple, no-fail method to take the stress out of cooking rice. (Please note: The instructions in this recipe are for the preparation of brown rice but will apply to most varieties. Yields 2-3 servings.)
What you'll need: 
A saucepan with lid
2 cups water
1 cup rice
A fork
1: 
Pour the rice and water into the saucepan and cover with the lid.
2: 
On high heat, bring the water to a rolling boil.
3: 
Reduce the heat and simmer for roughly 40 minutes or until the water has boiled off.
4: 
“Fluff” the rice with a fork and serve.
Tips: 
You can adjust the quantity needed by using the same ratio of 2 parts water to 1 part rice.
Use a saucepan with a clear glass lid. This will make it easier to see when the water has boiled off.
Some packages of rice recommend rinsing the rice before cooking. Feel free to do this if desired, though it is not necessary.
Warnings: 
Avoid frequently removing the lid while the rice is cooking.
This recipe does not apply to “quick” rice so be sure to follow the package’s instructions.

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