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How to Cook Rice in a Rice Cooker

This recipe shows you how easy it is to cook rice in a rice cooker!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: jasmine rice, medium grain rice, rice, short grain rice
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Hungry Huy



  • tap water for rinsing
  • 2 c rice short grain, long grain, or medium grain
  • 2 c filtered water


  • Measure out 2 cup of rice and add to the rice maker pot. My rice maker comes with a measuring cup and I always use this to measure both rice and water.
  • Rinse the rice in the pot under cold running water. Use your hands to move the rice around gently to clean the grains. Pour out the water once it starts to change color. Repeat this process 2 times. Make sure to drain all the water when finished.
  • After you clean the rice and remove the rinsing water, add 2 cups of filtered water to the pot.
  • Return the rice pot to the rice maker. Make sure your rice maker is on and follow the manual instructions. Our rice cooker provides a “quick” setting along with a “normal” setting. I more often than not choose “quick” because it gives me the same results for a shorter amount of time. While the rice is cooking, do not lift the lid so as not to lose steam.
  • Once the rice is done, leave the cooker closed for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Open the lid and fluff the rice with a rice paddle.
  • Serve rice onto bowls and enjoy.


The type of rice grain in this recipe can be interchangeable. You can use short grain, medium grain, or long grain with the same ratio. If you would like more rice, you can use the same ratio. For example, two cups of rice for two cups of water and so on.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg