Perfect Loose White Rice Recipe {Video}


The perfect loose white rice recipe?

Keep reading for the amazing tips I inherited from my mom. I remember as if it was yesterday, the day my mom taught me how to make fluffy loose white rice.

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I was 13 and she showed me the basics: how to make meatballs in tomato sauce, fried plantains, tuna salad, and white rice! Did she know I was going to end being a cook? I don’t think so, but her teachings have been with me for more than four decades.

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The rice one, must have been a very well taught culinary lesson because I have been making white rice since forever with the same amazing result: delicious fluffy loose white rice.

Loose White Rice

My mom used to flavor her rice with a stripe of red bell pepper, a wedge of white onion and garlic powder, all sautéed in vegetable oil. Through the times, I’ve substituted all those flavoring agents by fresh garlic that I sauté in olive oil.

How to make the perfect loose white rice

Besides the garlic thing, my technique is the one I inherited from my mom and it’s the same I’m passing to my children. That technique can be summarized as follows:

  1. Use Canilla rice and rinse it up and then strain it before cooking it.
  2. Sauté the rice before adding the water: that will help to prevent rice clusters.
  3. Keep the 1:2 ratio, which means that for every part of rice, you will use two parts of water.
  4. Always use boiling water.
  5. To check if the rice is done, use a fork.
  6. Once the rice is done, let it rest covered for 5 minutes.
Loose white rice

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Following is my recipe for the perfect loose white rice.

Loose white rice by enrilmoine
5 from 20 votes

White Rice

This is the only recipe you’ll need to make the perfect fluffiest, loosest rice ever!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 183kcal


  • 1 ½ teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed with the blade of a chef knife
  • 1 cup of Canilla rice, rinsed and strained
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt


  • In a small pot over medium heat, add the olive oil.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute until golden brown.
  • Add the rice and sauté, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Add the water and boil for 1 minute.
  • Add the salt and stir.
  • Cover and simmer for 12 minutes.



Nutrition Facts
White Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 590mg26%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Keyword: fluffy white rice, loose white rice, plain white rice recipe, Venezuelan white rice recipe, white rice
Author: Enri

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