•Cooked rice will keep well in the refrigerator for several days, so you can prepare it in advance and reheat or make extra for leftovers. Cooked and refrigerated rice is also perfect for making fried rice. If leftover rice seems dry, sprinkle lightly with water before reheating and/or cover with a damp paper towel when warming in the microwave.
•You may double the recipe, but I do find that the deeper the rice is in the pot, the more difficult it is to cook perfectly.
For brown rice, increase the water to 1¾ cups and cook for 35 minutes. Follow the rest of the recipe as written.
For white basmati rice, follow the directions for regular white rice (using the same 1½ cups of water) and cook the rice for 12 minutes.