I grew up eating and cooking white rice. My abuela taught me that no matter how large or how small the pot is, the water height should always reach just at the first bend of your right middle finger. You do not touch the rice until all the water had been all absorbed. And yes, wash the rice 2x with cold water. The cold water is also good for washing your face. The first water has the starch in the rice that acts as a microdermabrasion (Japanese version) as is like rice flour.
Tucker's Mum aka Cooper's Mom
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