so I need some serious help. I cook practically everyday, I enjoy it but for some reason I still haven't properly mastered rice. I am not sure what I am doing wrong and constantly blame it on the lid or the rice but it's truly just my fault. I make white rice a lot as well as rice with beans.
Here's what I do:
I bought Long grain rice
I pour 3 cups of rice and 6 cups of water (trying to do the whole, 2 cups for every 1 cup rule)
I then add salt and oil
I bring it to boil uncovered and once I notice it starts boiling I place the lid tightly
I then bring the heat down to number 3 which is like low to medium heat
I leave it with the lid for 25 mins or until I notice the water has completely dried up
Once the water has dried up I stir the rice from bottom to top and place the lid again lower the heat a little more and leave it covered
for 5 to 10 mins.. or just leave it on real low until it's time to serve
And yet my rice is turning out tooo mushy or too hard! Some say don't stir, but my mom stirs her rice and it turns out fine..
Oh and this is way too much water for me the instructions stated 2 cups of water for every 1 cup .. yet rice turns out mushy. Then I've tried less water and it turns out too hard. I wish I had a specific rule, or measurement for long grain rice.
I am trying to achieve soft yet loose rice the type where all the grains fall apart once it's done
please help, my mother in law is coming to stay over with us soon and I don't want to still be practicing how to make rice