>>Rice is usually 2-1 2 parts water to 1 part rice so it would be 6 cups water to 3 cups rise (read the direction's on the bag or box it should tell you but if you have thrown it away, use that for a guideline.)

Thats is true as a general rule of thumb, for small qauntities.. But if you cook 6 cups of water with 3 cups of rice you are going to end up with rice pudding before 3 are even evaporated. The water ratio goes down as the rice goes up. Remember all that really cooks the rice is a good amount of steam. If you have 1 cup of white rice 1 3/4 cups of water is perfect. If you have 2, 3 1/4 will do. For 3, about 3 3/4 is perfect.

Thats is true as a general rule of thumb, for small qauntities.. But if you cook 6 cups of water with 3 cups of rice you are going to end up with rice pudding before 3 are even evaporated. The water ratio goes down as the rice goes up. Remember all that really cooks the rice is a good amount of steam. If you have 1 cup of white rice 1 3/4 cups of water is perfect. If you have 2, 3 1/4 will do. For 3, about 3 3/4 is perfect.