Our son Tyler loves rice! When he first went to college, Minute Rice was all he would cook. After going to Japan to live for a summer while he attended an intensive language study program, he became a rice connoisseur. When he returned to the good old USA, he chucked the box of Minute Rice and went to the store and purchased several bags of rice. After his first batch of rice came out sticky, he called for help, and these are the tips I passed along to him.
1. Rinse your rice a couple of times under cold water before you cook it. That's the way my mom taught me. According to her, it makes the rice less sticky. It works for me.
2. Use a heavy pot to keep the rice from scorching in the bottom of the pan. The pan should also have a tight fitting lid to keep the steam in the pot.
3. Don't get in a hurry. Let the rice sit. Leave the lid on the pot for at least 5 minutes before serving. It gives the rice a fluffier texture. Fluff rice with a fork before serving.
My son and I would love to hear your rice cooking tips!