Rice Cooker Cooking for the Rice Cooker Impaired: Perfect Rice

Today by popular demand I am posting my recipe for perfect white rice cooked easy-peasy in a rice cooker!

I have a tiny 3 cup Black and Decker Rice Cooker. It’s perfect for making hot meals and side dishes for 1 to 2 people in just 15 – 20 minutes!

Black and Decker 3 Cup Rice Cooker https://www.target.com/p/black-decker-3-cup-electric-rice-cooker-white-rc503/-/A-49148174

This is my second rice cooker. I had the first 1 for years and one day it just stopped cooking. I had only paid $14.99 for it at Macy’s when I bought it and I used it innumerable times. I absolutely loved it! When it broke, I couldn’t wait to get a new one! I got the new from Target.com for $16.98, so the price hasn’t gone up much!

Gather your ingredients: 1/2 C Rice, 2 tsp Olive Oil, a pinch of Salt


This rice cooker is exceedingly easy to use! For plain white rice I put a little olive oil in the bottom, add Basmati Rice using the measuring cup that is included with the cooker, a pinch of salt and twice as much water as the amount of rice (i.e. 1/2 measuring cup rice = 1 measuring cup water), plug the cooker in and click on… in approximately 20 minutes you will have perfect rice!

2 tsp Olive Oil, 1/2 C Rice, a pinch of Salt and 1 C Water

Crisping the bottom and Serving:

When the rice is done cooking, the rice cooker will click over to the “warm” setting. I leave the rice in for a few minutes on warm to let that olive oil brown the rice just a little on the bottom. My husband loves that crisp rice on the very bottom, he thinks it’s a wonderful treat!

Perfectly cooked!

I fluff the top layer rice, trying not to disturb the crispy rice on the bottom. I divide up the fluffy rice, top with a pat of butter, a pinch of coarsely ground salt and a touch of freshly ground pepper. Then I scrape out that crispy rice layer using the white plastic rice serving spoon that was included with the rice cooker and put it on top of my husband’s dish. Personally, I prefer the fluffy buttery rice to the crispy rice!

Yummy, buttery rice with a sprinkle of coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Serve and enjoy! Mmmm! So Yummy!!!

A little note about serving suggestions:

I especially love to serve this rice with my favorite Tomato Spinach Soup. I serve the rice in vintage rice bowls and we eat some on the side and add the rest directly to the soup! I prefer thin soups with lots of vegetables and I feel that adding the rice makes the soup a little heartier for my husband.😊

I’ve been making this rice for so long that I tend to make it on auto pilot. The next few times I make it I will try to pay more attention to my measurements and the resulting serving sizes so that I can update that information for you.

Published by sharietomlinson

I’m Sharie. Owner of Butterfly Bunny Studio. Mixed Media Watercolor Artist, Bunny & Disney Lover, Gardener, Proud Mother to Josh, Bunny Momma to Princess Buttercup Bunny and Wifey to Jason. I am located in Columbia, Md but I’m a Harford County girl at heart! You can find me on Etsy at Butterflybunnystudio.store and on Instagram at @notjoshsmom Email me at butterflybunnyarts@gmail.com

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