How to cook rice

If you're like most people, you probably think cooking rice is pretty simple – just add water and wait for it to boil. But if you want to make perfect rice, there's a little more to it than that. Here's how to cook rice the right way, every time.

Rinse the rice. This step is important because it removes any dirt or debris that may be on the grains. It also helps to prevent the rice from sticking together.

Bring the water to a boil. The ratio of water to rice is important, so be sure to follow the instructions on the package. For most rice, you'll need about two cups of water for every one cup of rice.

Once the water is boiling, add the rice and stir. Then, reduce the heat to low and cover the pot.

Let the rice simmer. Do not remove the lid while the rice is cooking, as this will cause the steam to escape and the rice will not cook evenly. Depending on the type of rice, it will take anywhere from 18 to 30 minutes to cook.

Once the rice is cooked, remove it from the heat and fluff with a fork. Then, serve and enjoy!