For Fluff's Sake, Rinse your Rice and Cook it Right
Rice may be the world's most popular grain, but cooking it well is an uncommon skill. Preparing light, fluffy rice isn't difficult, but the details matter. For the best results:
- Rinse well: Starches that cling to the grains will make it gluey.
- Measure carefully: The ideal ratio is one part rice to one and a half parts liquid.
- Set a timer: Your rice will be tender in 15 to 20 minutes.
- Fluff it: Once the rice is done, stir it with a fork to separate the grains. If not using right away, cover to keep warm until ready to serve.