Let's Cook The Rice!
For all methods, rinse once. No need to soak.
For 1 cup of rice, uses 2¼ cups of water and a pinch of salt (around ¼ teaspoon). Boil and then simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes (half-open the lid to prevent overflow). Once all water evaporates, taste the rice and add more water if you want it softer. When the rice has the desired texture, fluff it up with a fork and reduce to low heat to let the rice dry out for couple more minutes.
Start with the brown rice ratio recommended by the manufacturer.
Start with a 1:1 water-to-rice ratio.