Ok, I don’t know who taught you all to cook rice, but this is how my mother taught me.

First you need to choose the right pot; it should be small enough so that rice will be spread evenly on the bottom.

Step 1
Pour a thin layer of cooking oil into the pot and heat the oil a bit. Next pour in 1 cup of rice and stir-fry it on the maximum flame until it darkens and gets a more brownish hue. (Note, if you will be seasoning your rice with anything like Paprika, Cinnamon, Knorr Cubes or whatever, do it now)

Step 2

Pour in 1 and ½ cups of water (or 1 and ¼ depending on how you like your rice) and wait for the water to boil.

Step 3

As the water starts boiling, let the flame down to a simmer and cover the pot. Wait for 20 minutes. (As stated above, if you open the lid or stir or something stupid like that, you will be eating something like refugee camp gruel and not rice.

Step 4

If after 20 minutes the rice isn’t ready wait for around 4 more minutes if it’s still wet after that… then well, you didn’t follow the instructions right.