I was talking with my friend and restauranteur Winnie this afternoon about the difficulty I have with making rice: somehow it just never turns our right. She said “how do you measure your water, with measuring cups or with your hands?”
“How would I measure the water with my hands,” I asked, believing her to be pulling my leg.
Winnie placed her hand flat on the counter and said she measures the water so that it it comes up to her knuckles.
“But for how much rice,” I asked.
“For any amount,” she replied.
So the idea is this: put the rice in the pot you’re going to cook it in. Put your hand on top of the rice. Add water until the water comes up to your knuckles.
Winnie says you need to experiment which exactly which knuckles as we all have slightly different hands (and taste in rice).
Perhaps everyone else already knows this technique; for me it’s a revelation.