Tips & Techniques > Cooking Rice: General Liquid to Rice Ratios

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Asian-style Types of Rice
Rinse well; typically soak; 1 part rice to 1-1.25 parts liquid; cook for 18-20 minutes

Arborio/Carnaroli Rice
Do not rinse or soak; 1 part rice to 3+ parts liquid; cook for 18-30 minutes

Basmati Rice
Rinsing optional; typically soak; 1 part rice to 1.5-2 parts liquid (depending on texture); cook for 15-20+ minutes

Brown Rice
Rinsing & soaking (optional); 1 part rice to 2.5-3 parts liquid; 45+ minutes

Jasmine Rice
Rinsing & soaking (optional); 1 part rice to 1.5-1.75 parts liquid; cook for 15-20 minutes

Long Grain Rice
Rinsing & soaking (optional); 1 part rice to 1.5 parts liquid; cook for 15+ minutes

Parboiled Rice
Rinsing (optional), do not soak; 1 part rice to 2.25 parts liquid; cook for 20+ minutes

Wild Rice
Rinse; Soaking (optional); 1 part rice to 3 parts liquid; cook for 40+ minutes