How Much Water For Two Cups of Rice Recipe?

How Much Water For Two Cups of Rice Recipe?

As rice is almost everyone’s favorite easy-to-make dish, here in this article we will talk about the different variations of rice and the required water to cook them. We will also guide you that how much water is enough for 2 cups of rice, or 1 cup of rice, and etc. 

How Much Water is Enough for Two Cups of Rice?

Everyone’s cooking method is different for rice. But the water amount is different for different types of rice. You should add 4 cups of water for two cups of white long-grain rice. 

If you socked rice for an hour before cook them, then you will need 3 cups of water in two cups of rice. 

Two cups of plain rice recipe:  


  1. long white rice/ 2 cups
  2. salt /1Tbs
  3. oil /1Tbs
  4. water/4 cups

First of all, for cooking rice, you have to take a medium or large size pan because rice absorbs water so that they expand their size. 

Add 4 cup of water to a pan

When water is boiled then you add Salt and Oil in the water

After adding salt and oil, now you add rice in the water

It will take almost 15 to 20 minutes for properly do.  

When rice is done, so you can do different dishes with plain rice, such as Chicken manchurian, chicken shashlik, grilled fish, vegetables, and much more.

How much water is required for 1 cup of rice? 

For long white rice, you have to add 2 cups of water for one cup of rice. If you already socked rice in water then you have to add 1-½ cups of water for cooking them properly.

You can make rice in different ways, such as egg fried rice, vegetable rice, chines rice, and brown rice, and serve it with delicious gravies. You will definitely enjoy your food.

Bonus tip: if you are confusing for measuring the exact quantity of water for properly cook rice. Then remember the simple trick, that double the quantity of water as per cup of rice. 

Most common types of rice:

There are different kinds of rice and there structure is also different. So here you will able to know the type of rice and the water and time required for cooking rice. 

Types of Rice Cups of Rice  Cups of water Cooking time
Basmati Rice 1 2 15 -20 minutes
Long grain rice 1 2 15 -20 minutes
Short grain  1 1 and 1/2 13-14 minutes
Jasmine rice 1 1 and 1/3 16-20 minutes
Valencia rice 1 1 and 3/4 12-14 minutes
Sticky rice  1 1 and 1/2 15 minutes
Arborio rice  1 1 and 1/4 12 minutes
Parboiled rice 1 1 and 1/3 16 minutes
Brown rice  1 40-45 minutes
Black rice  1 2 45-50 minutes
Wild rice 1 2 40-45 minutes


Sushi rice 1 1-1/2 16-20 minutes

How many cups of rice are enough for two people? 

Most of people eats rice on a regular basis so we can say that only one cup of rice is enough for 2 people. Similarly, 2 cup of rice is enough for 4 people. 

Can I store cooked rice in the fridge?

Yes, you can store cooked rice in the fridge for 2 to 3 days in air tight container.

How I Can Reheat Rice?

There are two most common methods are used for reheating rice.

Number 1: By using a microwave 

Number 2: by using any saucepan

By Using Sauce Pan:

First, sprinkle a little bit of water over the rice and cover the lid with some aluminum sheets and put the sauce pan on low flame. After 5 minutes take off the cover and mix rice well. 

By using this method you will feel the amazing fresh taste of rice.

By Using Microwave: 

If you are trying to reheat rice by using a microwave then simply take a microwave-safe bowl and put rice in it. Sprinkle some water and cover it with a paper towel before heating. 

Why is my rice mushy and soggy?

When you use extra water and cook rice for too long time then rice tends to be mushy and soggy. 

So that is why measure water efficiently and note the proper time for perfectly cooking rice. 

But if you use less water in rice then your rice would not be cooked perfectly and it seems to like harden and rough in taste. 

If you want to cook rice perfectly then, check the chart in this article for measuring the water level of the rice. Hope it will help you. 

Making rice is sometimes difficult, but once you have done it perfectly then you enjoy it a lot with friends and family.

Final Words: 

Making rice is an art, it totally depends upon the look and taste of rice. For perfectly cooking rice, make sure that you have a proper understanding of the water ratio and boiling time for rice. 

If a person is an expert in measuring water level and boiling time for rice, then trust me it is the easiest recipe and best side dish. 

You can take help from the given chart in this article for cooking rice. 

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