16 hours ago, KennethT said:
Interesting - in my experience, jasmine and basmati rices need different quantities of water
In my experience, even different batches of the same brand of rice can require different amounts of water. The age of the rice is also a factor.
16 hours ago, AlaMoi said:
a thousand years ago Alton Brown demo'd how to get nice rice reliably....
Literally many thousands of years ago, the Chinese worked out how to cook rice reliably without scales, ovens or faffing about like that. Today, almost everyone, at least in cities, uses a rice cooker which gives reliable results every time.
My current batch of Thai Hom Mali rice is perfect with a 1:1.5 ratio of rice:water, by weight. Not that I ever normally weigh it. I can eyeball it after decades of cooking rice almost every day - as can most of my friends and neighbours.
There is certainly not one magic ratio which applies to all rices.