Steamed rice refers to rice that has been cooked either by steaming or boiling. This rice includes any variant, including short, medium, and long-grain rice. Steaming rice is one of the healthier ways to cook this food because this prevents the loss of water-soluble nutrients in the cooking water and doesn’t require any added fat. It is a healthier alternative to fried rice, especially if you choose steamed brown rice instead of white. This type of rice can be used in sushi, pudding, cakes, desserts, casseroles, and soup. It can be served with meats, vegetables, and sauces. Also, it absorbs sauces better than boiled rice but can also become soggy if left in a soup or sauce.