1 cup whole brown or red rice
2-1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
Wash rice and soak it in the water for about 2 hours.
Put the mixture in a covered pot on the stove on a medium flame and cook. When the water tends to boil over, turn the flame to the lowest possible. Cook till the water evaporates. If the rice is still a bit hard, add some warm water and cook a bit longer till the rice is well done.
In case you did not soak the rice and want to cook it fast, do not resort to white rice. Use a pressure cooker and 2-1/4 cups water.