The secret to cooking perfect fluffy rice is easy once you know how – this recipe explains the absorption method.


  • 1 large mug rice (brown or white)
  • 2 mugs water
  • Salt
  • Olive oil


  1. Boil the water in a pan.
  2. Add rice to the pan and season with salt (or spice as desired). Add a splash of olive oil to prevent rice from sticking.
  3. Cover and cook on high heat until water is absorbed.

Preparation time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes white rice, 15 minutes brown rice
Difficulty rating: Easy

  • Rinse rice with some tap water before cooking to remove excess starch (until water is relatively clear).
  • Match your spice to the food you will serve it with – e.g. turmeric or cloves for curries.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per serve (1 cup):

 White  Brown
 Energy  861 kJ
205 cal
 907 kJ
216 cal
 Protein  4.3 g  4.3 g
 Total fat  0.4 g  0.4 g
 Saturated fat  0.1 g  0.1 g
 Carbohydrates  44.5 g  44.5 g
 Total sugars  0.0 g  0.0 g
 Fibre  0.6 g  0.6 g
 Sodium  2 mg  2 mg
 Cholesterol  0 mg  0 mg
 Potassium  55 mg  55 mg