Here's what you'll need:
- A pot with a lid
- Rice: the type matters, risotto rice is very difficult to make fluffy, choose long rice.
- Salt: optional, it's really up to you if you want to add it. I feel that slightly salted rice is more delicious, especially if you're not going to be coating it in sauce
- Spoon, or fork.
Now, to start the cooking!
Step 1: Bring rice to boil
Use 1.5 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice. If you are adding salt, sprinkle it into the water now.
Cook on medium heat in an uncovered pot until it boils.
Note: 1 cup of dry rice actually makes a lot of cooked rice, so don't go too crazy.
Step 2: Cover up with slanted lid
Step 3: Wait until holes appear
Step 4: Cover up completely and simmer
Check the rice once in a while and taste it to see if it is done. This usually takes about 15 minutes for me.
When it feels done, fluff it up and you're all finished! Enjoy the rice :D