Boiling rice

I think boiling rice is a hassle, but this method from Gordon Ramsey is easy and really consistent. From testing, this only really works in a taller pot. A shallow one will undercook the rice.

Taken from here.


  • 400 grams of rice
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Wash the rice using a colander until you cant be bothered anymore (maybe a minute.)
  • Add the rice and salt to your pot and 1.5x the amount of water (so 600 ml in this case.)
  • Bring it quickly to a boil, mix and put lid on. Turn to low (2 on my 9 step induction stove) and leave for 10 minutes (do not open the lid!)
  • Done!