How to Cook Rice on the Stove
The Classic Method
First and Foremost
Always Rinse Rice Before Cooking
Use the right ratio of water
Add 2 parts water and 1 part rice to a large pot.
Bring the water to a boil
Once it's boiling, add a big pinch of salt.
Maintain a simmer
Reduce heat to low, cover the pot with a tight fitting lid, and maintain a gentle simmer.
Cook without peeking or stirring
Whatever you do, don't mix the rice while it's cooking — this will lead to gummy rice.
Let the rice rest covered
Turn off the heat and let the rice sit, covered, for 10 minutes. During this time, the rice will steam for extra fluffy results.
Fluff the rice with a fork