With this method you don't need a steamer, there is no need to rinse your rice and it will be done in 25 minutes. Gasp!
I grew up on minute rice and I can tell you its not my favorite. Sorry Mom. It's slightly mushy and usually a little wet. I always thought the only way to make good rice was in a steamer, which most people don't have time for on a busy week night. Over the years I experimented with making rice on the stove top and failed many times. Sometimes it would turn out but other times it was too wet or too gummy.
The thing about cooking rice from scratch that most people don't realize is there is a water to rice ratio perception that is way off. Most recipes online will tell you to do a 1:2 ratio of rice to water. This my friends is the main problem and will result in wet gummy rice. A 1:1.5 ratio is what you need to make fluffy delicious rice. I used jasmine rice as I find it has the most flavor and is just so delicious! If you have never had jasmine rice drop everything go to the store and make this right away. Pair it with a nice veggie stir-fry and dinner is done!
The Perfect Pot of Rice
Yield: 3 cups
Prep: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 cup jasmine rice
1 1/2 cup water
Place a medium sized pot on the stovetop. Add your rice and water give it a stir and bring to a boil.
Once boiling immediately turn the heat to medium low and cover with a lid. Make sure you have a good fitting lid as you do not want too much steam to leak out.
Set your timer for 15 minutes and allow the rice to simmer. After fifteen minutes remove from the heat and allow the rice to set for 10 additional minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE LID. The rice will continue to absorb the water over this timeframe.
After the ten minutes, open and fluff with a fork.
Note: If for some reason your pot of rice ever turns out too wet place a single slice of bread on top of the rice and put the lid on. Wait five minutes and the bread will absorb some of the excess water from the rice. This is a life hack I recently learned from my husband.