How Long to Cook 2 Cups of Rice


Hey, you! Yeah, you with the hungry stomach and a bag of rice. If you’re wondering how long it takes to cook 2 cups of rice, this article is for you. Buckle up and get ready for some fun facts about the wonderful world of cooking rice — starting with what all these numbers mean! After that, we’ll give you the scoop on white vs brown vs basmati; then, we’ll share some tips on how to make sure your meal turns out perfectly every time. And finally, we’ll cover everything from measuring correctly and using different types of pans (yes: there are ways!) to cooking times so that eating dinner doesn’t feel like pulling teeth every night…or at least as bad as pulling teeth

White Rice

There are many varieties of white rice available, including long-grain and short-grain. The cooking time for each type is slightly different.

White Rice: 1 cup white rice; 2 cups water; salt to taste (optional); butter or oil (optional)

Place the dry rice in a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add the amount of water specified on your package instructions, plus an extra cup or two if you want to increase the yield. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat and simmer until all liquid has been absorbed by your cooked white rices

Brown Rice


Brown rice is a whole grain that has a nuttier flavor, chewier texture and more fiber than white rice. Brown rice also contains more vitamins and minerals than white rice.

Because of these differences in nutritional content, brown rice takes longer to cook than white rice (about 45 minutes). But once it’s done, you can use it in place of the regular stuff in any recipe–or eat it as is!

Basmati Rice

1 cup white rice

2 cups water

1/2 tsp salt (optional) 1/4 tsp oil 1 tbsp butter

Cook rice according to your preference.

  • White rice should be cooked for 15-20 minutes.
  • Brown rice should be cooked for 45-55 minutes.
  • Basmati rice should be cooked for 20-25 minutes.


We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about how long it takes to cook different types of rice. We know that there are so many options out there, and it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. Hopefully this article has helped clear things up a bit!

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