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How to Cook Buttered Rice

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author image Beth Rifkin
Based in San Francisco, Beth Rifkin has been writing health- and fitness-related articles since 2005. Her bylines include "Tennis Life," "Ms. Fitness," "Triathlon Magazine," "Inside Tennis," "American Fitness" and others. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University.
How to Cook Buttered Rice
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Rice is a relatively inexpensive complex carbohydrate that helps to fuel your body with energy. It is one of the most commonly consumed foods around the world and comes in varieties like white, brown, red, black and wild. All types of rice contain nutritional value such as protein, niacin, zinc and iron; however, the whole-grain versions, like brown rice, contain more fiber and nutrients than their white counterparts. No matter what variety of rice it is that you prefer, pairing it with butter is always a treat.

Step 1

How to Cook Buttered Rice
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Place 1 1/2 cups of rice in a medium-sized pot.

Step 2

How to Cook Buttered Rice
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Pour 3 cups of cold water into the pot with the rice.

Step 3

How to Cook Buttered Rice
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Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the water and rice.

Step 4

How to Cook Buttered Rice
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Measure ½ to 1 teaspoon of salt, depending on your tastes, and add the salt to the pot.

Step 5

How to Cook Buttered Rice
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Bring the water to a boil over high heat on the stove.

Step 6

How to Cook Buttered Rice
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Cover and reduce the heat to simmer as soon as the water boils.

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Step 7

Allow the rice to cook for the appropriate time. White and red rice will take 20 minutes to cook, whereas the darker types of rice, such as brown and wild rice, will take 40 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the rice from heat when all of the water is absorbed. The rice should be tender and not mushy.

Step 9

How to Cook Buttered Rice
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Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the finished rice. Stir the butter into the rice using a fork to avoid breaking the rice, which can cause the rice to become mushy. Serve immediately.

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