The Perfect Stovetop Rice

Recipe below for how I make the PERFECT rice on the stove! No special equipment required, just a pot with a lid.

P.S. – add some cooked riced cauliflower into the rice after it is done cooking and you will never notice it is there! Perfect way to get some veggies in!

I always use Public brand extra long grain rice; it is 4 points per serving.

The Perfect Stovetop Rice

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Course Sides
Servings 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup rice dry
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon light olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • add rice, water, oil and salt to a small pan and place on the stove and turn on the highest heat setting
  • once water begins to boil, stir well and bring down to low heat (about a 2 or 3)
  • let some heat escape for about 2 minutes then cover and cook until all the water has evaporated and the rice is fully cooked

WW Points per Serving

myWW Points per Serving:
๐Ÿ’š: 5
๐Ÿ’™: 5
๐Ÿ’œ: 1 (if using brown rice)
โœ”๏ธ: 170 calories
Course Sides
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