How do I cook half a cup of rice?

Chef's answer
  • Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. ...
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid, 16 to 18 minutes (check only toward the end of cooking time). ...
  • Remove from heat and let steam, covered, for 10 minutes.
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