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How to cook white rice in a rice cooker
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20 min

This recipe is for cooking white rice using an electronic rice cooker. For the white rice, use short grain rice (also known as sticky rice, Korean rice, Japanese rice or sushi rice).

The water ratio for cooking in a pot or for brown rice/multigrain rice is different. See:
cooking white rice in a pot
cooking multigrain rice in a rice cooker
cooking multigrain rice in a pot

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1 cup  Rice, white short grain 쌀
1 cup  Water 물
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1 cup (240ml) of rice usually serves 2 people.

Rice & Water Ratio

For cooking white rice using an electronic rice cooker, the rice-water ratio is usually 1 part of rice & 1 part of water. Rice:Water=1:1
The ratio may vary a little depending on the brand of rice and your personal preference. Some people like their rice more watery than others.

Examples:
2 cups rice -> 2 cups water
3 cups rice -> 3 cups water
4 cups rice -> 4 cups water
5 cups rice -> 5 cups water

If you use a pot the ratio is different. See cooking white rice in a pot.
For mixed (multigrain) rice, the ratio is completely different. See cooking multigrain rice using a rice cooker and cooking multigrain rice in a pot.

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Ingredient amounts in the recipe summary are for the default serving size.

1. Wash rice

Wash 1 cup of rice in cold water. Do not rub it too hard or too long as it will lose nutrients. Wash twice in total. Second time, drain the water as much as possible without losing the rice grains.

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Wash rice

  • in cold water
  • gently
  • twice

drain completely

2. Add water

Add 1 cup of water. *See tips for water ratio for different amounts.

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Add 1 cup of water

3. Cook

Place it in the rice cooker and select white rice (if there is an option). It’s best to leave it (don’t open) for 5-10 min even after the cooking completion light has come on.

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Place in the rice cooker

4. Serve

With a rice spatula, flip through the rice very gently. Serve in a rice bowl.

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Flip rice gently

Serve in a bowl