I buy my white basmati rice from my local Indian Market. I always used Swad, and NEVER rinsed it. Put 1 cup of uncooked rice in a pan, with 1 & 1/2 cups of water. It came out perfectly every time. But the last time I was there, I bought a more expensive brand that begins with a "z". The owner (Indian), tells me to make sure I soak it for 1/2 hr. (I smile and leave, shaking my head yes)
So, tonight I soak my rice, because I think she must know better than me. And after I cook it the same way, it's like sticky rice. It's all stuck together?
Help please? I like my basmati to be a bit crunchy. This one is near awful. Should I just go back to no rinsing/soaking?