· For fluffier, whiter rice, add one teaspoon of lemon juice per litre of water.

· Try frying rice in a little oil in a very hot pan before transferring to a pan and boiling in water, to make a lovely rice – add onion, peas and sweetcorn for a meal in itself.

· To add extra flavour and nutrition to rice, cook it in liquid reserved from cooking vegetables.

· When using rice, keep in mind that 1 cup of uncooked long-grain white rice makes 3 cups cooked.