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How to Make Fluffy Rice

Tired of serving sticky rice? Perfect this side dish in one simple step.

By Lygeia Grace
Washing rice illoOlivier Kugler

This dinnertime staple—whether it’s Jasmine, basmati, or good-old long-grain white—can be challenging to get right. To remove the excess starch that can cause stickiness and clumping, rinse uncooked rice in a sieve or a mesh colander until the water runs clear. Behold: separate (and delicious) grains every time.

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