This article provides various methods to prevent rice from sticking together during cooking. Adding a splash of lemon juice to the water before boiling the rice can prevent clumping without altering the flavor. Rinsing the rice prior to cooking can also remove starches on the surface of the grains, reducing stickiness. Adding oil, such as olive oil, can lubricate the rice and enhance the nutty flavor. Additionally, using a small amount of vinegar can break down starches and prevent sticking.