Knowing how to cook this grain properly remains in debate today as it must have been in its very beginning, as it is for Americans since its arrival in South Carolina in 1694. South Carolina and Georgia grew and amassed great wealth from rice prior to the ending of slavery.
To make perfect rice, first be sure that you’re using the right rice for the result you want. The following three are the most popular types of rice used in households:
Long-grain white rice isn’t sticky, and has a soft and fluffy texture when cooked properly. This is the rice most frequently used in Chinese cuisine. It is also the rice that most "How to Cook Rice" recipes refer to when giving directions.
Then there is brown rice, which many Americans are switching to since it has nutrients not found in white rice. The flavor is a bit more bitter and the texture is less fluffy.
White sticky rice is a short-grain rice which helps achieve the sticky and chewy consistency.