Rice is very easy to cook but to ensure light, fluffy results every time good quality rice is essential, cheaper rice will be disappointing, soggy and lacking in flavour however carefully you cook it.

Heres four Steps on making your rice perfect.

Step 1: 
Measure twice the amount of water to rice ie 400-600ml water for 200-300ml rice.

Step 2:
Place in a saucepan, season with a little salt and bring to the boil.

Step 3:
Cover with a tightly fitting lid, reduce the heat to a very gentle simmer and cook for 10-15 mins until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender, American long grain rice will take a little longer to cook than basmati. Try not to lift the lid too often to keep as much steam in the pan as possible.

Step 4:
Remove from the heat and leave to stand for 5 mins before fluffing up with a fork and serving.