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Cook perfect rice every time using this simple rice recipe. You can add additional herbs and spices to make the rice complement your main meal.

Preparation time: 2 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Difficulty rating: Easy


Serves 4

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Bring 2 cups of vegetable stock to the boil in a pan.
  2. Turn the stove to low and place pan on a small cooker. (If it is left on a high heat the fluid will disappear before the rice is fully cooked).
  3. Add the rice and the oil, then stir.
  4. Place the lid on the pan and leave to cook on low until all the fluid is absorbed. Stir once or twice while cooking.


  • You can replace the stock with plain water if you are making this recipe for babies.
  • If you are cooking the rice to supplement a curry, add ½ tsp of turmeric at the same time as you add the oil. Add other herbs or spices to the rice in a similar way, to complement the type of dish you are cooking.
  • If you are cooking for someone who is gluten intolerant, use homemade stock or check the label of commercial stock carefully, to ensure there is no hidden gluten.
  • When making this rice recipe for vegans, use homemade stock or check the product label carefully to ensure the brand you choose doesn’t contain animal products.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per serve:

Energy 727.60 kJ
173.90 cal
Protein 3.24 g
Total fat 4.11 g
Saturated fat 0.71 g
Carbohydrates 30.68 g
Total sugars 0.45 g
Fibre 0.26 g
Sodium 470.63 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Potassium 27.13 mg
Calcium 13.88 mg
Iron 0.56 mg
Zinc 0.54 mg


  1. AusNut. Nutrient Database. 2007. [cited 27 April 2012]. Available from: URL Link
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Date Created: September 15, 2012 Date Modified: March 8, 2013