David Chang's Speedy White Rice

David Chang's Speedy White Rice

Chef Dave Chang’s shortcut recipe for speedy white rice could not be easier! If you’re looking for the absolute fastest way to make rice, this recipe is for you. For a slightly longer yet hands-off method, take a look at our standard method for cooking white rice.

Note: This fail-proof recipe cooks 1 cup of rice in an Anyday Large Deep Dish; do not cook more rice than the quantity listed below. For larger quantities of rice, please refer to our standard method.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

16-17 mins

Free Time

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  • 1 cup white rice, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water


  1. Add rice and water to an Anyday Large Deep Dish.
  2. Cook in the microwave uncovered at full power for 13 minutes, or until the water is mostly absorbed by the rice. The edges of the dish will start to dry, though the rice will still look very wet. If you still see a layer of water on top, continue microwaving in 1-minute increments until the water is mostly absorbed.
  3. Cover with the lid (knob lifted) and continue cooking at full power for another 3-4 minutes. Gently move the rice with a fork — it should feel loose and tender. 
  4. Rest for 5 minutes with the lid on to allow rice to gently finish steaming. Fluff rice before serving.

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