Basic White Rice


Learn how to make white rice with perfect flavor. It's simple and easy, yet tasty. Being Puerto Rican, I love rice!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 2 cups white rice

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder (Optional)

  • salt to taste

  • 2 cups boiling water


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add rice, garlic powder, and salt. Pour in boiling water to cover rice by about 1 inch; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
4g Fat
74g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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