Don’t be intimidated by cooking white rice at home without a rice cooker. No need for them! This is my way of cooking rice and is by no means the ONLY way but it is the way that always works for me.
I’ve tried everything under the sun to make rice like the package says and it has never worked. It was too gummy or crunchy in the middle or it turned into rice pudding. Doing it my way is the best way I’ve found as it makes perfectly cooked rice that’s cooked all the way through and is not sticky or gummy. You can rinse the rice ahead of time if you prefer but it makes no difference in the final outcome in the way I make my rice.
As I do it, bring 3 cups water to a boil with a pinch of salt. Stir in 2 cups of long grain white rice, cover with a tight fitting lid and turn the burner down to the lowest setting on your stove top. Set the timer for 20 minutes. When done, take off heat and let sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. Enjoy!