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Pot of fluffy, easy, perfectly cooked medium grain white rice

Pot of Rice (Base)

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hr
Yield: 12 Cups


Pot of Rice (Base):
A Base is a foundation for multiple meals made quickly, simply, and in large quantity. Portions can be flavored and used differently to create new meals. Use some now, save some for a rainy day when you need a head start. The rice can be covered and refrigerated for a week or more.
To make just enough rice for one meal, see our Perfect Pot of Rice recipe which uses the same ratio as this one! It's as easy as 3-2-1 (3 cups of water, 2 cups of rice, 1 teaspoon of salt).


  • 4 cups medium grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil, optional


  • Bring 6 cups of water, the rice, and salt to simmer over medium-high heat in a large covered pot. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until water has evaporated and rice is fully cooked, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes longer.