- Wash the rice a few times until the water runs clear. Remove all the water until no water remains. Let it sit for 20 minutes. This will remove all the starch and help the rice to remain separate.
- Also adding a few drops of lemon juice to the rice while cooking, you will find that the grains of rice will tend to remain separate.
- Retaining the "whiteness" of white rice : While cooking rice add a few drops of lemon juice. The color of the grains become bright white.
- Reheating left-over Rice : Refrigerate leftover cooked rice in a well-sealed container. Reheat cold rice with a sprinkling of water in a microwave oven or in a covered pot over low heat. Left over rice is great to have on hand for stirring into soups and broths and for making fried rice — it's perhaps the world's best vehicle for turning leftovers into something fresh and new.