Rinse the rice thoroughly two or three times until the water runs clear.

Soak the rice briefly for 20-30 minutes as soaking encourages the grains to relax and absorb moisture. This allows the rice to expand into thin, long grains that will not break during cooking.

After soaking, drain the rice carefully.

Use a large pot for cooking rice with wider base giving maximum space to expand.

Do not stir or disturb the rice as it cooks. Removing the lid will let the steam escape and the rice will cook unevenly. Let the cooked rice rest, covered, for a few minutes before serving.

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