For all methods, rinse the rice 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 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.

Instant pot

Use a 1-to-1 water-to-rice ratio. Follow your instant pot instruction for cooking rice.

Rice cooker

Use the same water-to-rice ratio as brown rice.