I really enjoy this rice. I have always heard to not stir the rice, but this method comes out perfect with the grains of rice separated. Make sure you plan ahead because the rice needs to soak for 1 hour. This is not the recipe to make if you are juggling a few recipes at the same time. This recipe is for people who enjoy cooking -(Mom, don't make this rice) as it requires more attention than most steamed rice recipes. from My Grandmother's Chinese Kitchen: 100 Family Recipes and Life Lessons, by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo.