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Boiled rice

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy



We have all heard about rice, an edible starchy cereal grain and a staple food in Asia, Latin America, and across the globe! Rice is considered the most consumed food in the world. Boiled rice serves as a moderate source of energy, providing fuel to get you through the day. However, a lot of people are choosing to avoid rice as they are worried about their glucose intake. We have a solution for that.

Eat less rice overall for best blood sugar control. Replacing all white rice with brown rice is a good idea too. Wholegrain Basmati rice has the lowest GI (Glycemic Index) of all the rice types, which means once digested it releases its energy slowly, keeping blood sugar levels more stable, which is a crucial part of diabetes management. You can cook rice in the saucepan, pressure cooker or rice cooker. In this article, you will learn the tricks to avoid sticky, undercooked boiled rice, or dry, overcooked rice while cooking in a saucepan.

Health Benefits

  1. Rice contains vitamins and minerals such as folate, thiamine, niacin, iron, and selenium. It is considered a good source of micronutrients such as zinc and manganese.
  2. Boiled rice, white or brown, contains approximately 104 calories, or 5% of our daily energy intake on a 2,000-calorie diet.
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How to Make It

  1. For 1 cup of rice, use 1 3/4 cups of water and 1 tsp. salt.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. Mix salt into the water.
  4. Add the rice. Stir using a wooden spoon just enough to separate the rice.
  5. Cover the pot. Turn down the heat to its lowest setting.
  6. Let the rice simmer for about 18 to 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat. Allow the rice to steam in the pot for another 5 minutes.
  8. Just before serving, gently fluff the rice with a fork to separate the grains.
  9. Serve the rice with a variety of curries, pickles, and even soups.


Don’t uncover the saucepan or stir the rice during cooking. If it’s done before you’re ready to serve it, place a folded towel over the saucepan, replace the lid, and set aside. The towel will absorb excess moisture, and prevent mushy rice. Your boiled rice is a perfect office or school meal, packed in your Vaya Tyffyn lunch box. You can
carry your boiled rice and the curry in the separate compartments of your Vaya Tyffyn lunch box. They will stay warm and fresh until you are ready to open and enjoy.


  1. Some special rice varieties include Japonica rice, Thai rice, sticky rice, sushi rice, and Basmati rice.
  2. The main rice-producing countries are China, India, Japan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, and Myanmar (Burma).
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