Now, you got the rice and the saucepan. Put two tea cups of rice (considering that each cup is 250 ml) in the saucepan or bowl and pour two times as much water to cover all the rice.
Check the color of the rice on the picture below.
Let the rice stay in the water for about 20 to 30 minutes. This will let the rice to become supple and the rice won’t break that much when you wash it.
Rice has changed in color to totally white.
As soon as 30 minutes has passed, pour out the water and fill with fresh water. Now use your hand and with slow circular movement wash the rice.
Pour out the turbid water and pour fresh water again.
Repeat these steps a few times, until you see that the water is clear enough. Now pour out all the water out of the bowl / saucepan. Put the rice into colander and let it stay for about two minutes.
Put rice into the saucepan and add two and half cups of water. So basically it is two cups of rice on two and 1/2 cups of water or for 500 ml of rice you will need about 650 ml of water.
On the picture you can see how much water I use. it shows 500 ml of rice on about 650 ml of water.
You may also use a cup of rice for one cup of water formula. However, when you cook and feel that the rice is burning add more water (add only hot water from electric boiler). Just don’t put too much water, otherwise the rice will be very watery and will look like a pap.
Put the saucepan on the gas-stove and make sure you use a tight fitting lid. It is great if your lid is made out of glass. This way you can watch all the process and adjust the heat.