Place the rice in a 2- 3 litre heavy bottomed saucepan. Rinse the rice in cool water three times then drain the rice as much as possible.
Cover the rice with the water. Shake the saucepan to evenly distribute the rice. Place the saucepan on a medium high heat. Bring to a boil then immediately reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
Check the rice by removing some from the centre of the saucepan. If the rice is crunchy leave it in for 5 more minutes and check again.
When rice is done, remove from heat and leave covered until ready to serve. The rice will stay warm for 45 minutes.
Leftover rice can be kept in the refrigerator for a day and reheated in the microwave covered or use in fried rice.