the trick to making exellent rice is to wash it before you cook it!it is VERY DIRTY ! rinse in water and it will become cloudy remove water and rinse again and again till water is clear . drain well and than measure 2 parts water to 1 part rice . add butter, oil or water ever seasoning you like . bring to a rapid boil for a few minutes and than turn off but leave covered on stove till all water is absorbed , fluff with fork . this washing will only take a couple of minutes but has a huge impact . who wants to eat dirt ?