While I highly encourage you to read the instructions on the packet, this is the way I cook my rice:
- Rinse it and strain it
- Add half a tbsp of olive oil in a pot
- On medium heat, add rice to oil and let it fry for 3-4 min. Keep mixing
- Add water: for each cup of rice, I add 2.5 cups of water
- Bring to boil, then cover and let it simmer on very low heat
The rice should be cooked and water completely evaporated after 18 – 20 min!
Once done, I usually add cinnamon to the rice while still warm.
People cook their rice differently, and I’ve read recipes that use way less/more water than I do. But this is how I’ve always done it, and it works like a charm!