How to Make Rice (No Fuss, Fluffy, Low Arsenic)
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This is a scaled down recipe that makes just 1 serving. But you can multiply the rice to make as many servings as you like. Just be sure you add enough water to keep the rice boiling like pasta. See the Soaking Note below to remove even more arsenic.
Serves: Makes 1 serving
  • ¼ cup uncooked rice per serving (Your choice of type; see post above for recommendations)
  • 1½ cups water
  1. Place the uncooked rice in a fine mesh strainer, and thoroughly rinse.
  2. Put the water in a pot and bring it to a boil as you would for pasta. Add the rice, stir, and let cook uncovered for 12 to 15 minutes (for white rice) or 30 to 40 minutes (for brown rice), or until tender and cooked to your liking. Check in and stir the rice after the first few minutes of cooking to ensure no grains are sticking to the bottom.
  3. Thoroughly drain the rice using a fine mesh strainer, and return it to the pot. Cover and let the rice sit (off the heat) while you prepare the rest of your meal. It will soak up any residual water and fluff up a bit.
Soaking Note: If you plan ahead, soak the rice overnight. Then thoroughly rinse it through a fine mesh sieve before adding it to the boiling water. This extra step can help to reduce the arsenic by a total of around 80%. Your cooking times might be reduced by a couple minutes.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at