Basic Fluffy White Rice
- Unsalted butter or olive oil (optional)
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- Kosher salt (optional)
Rinse the rice in a few changes of cold water. Drain the rice well in a sieve. In a medium, heavy-bottomed pot with a tight-fitting lid, combine 1-3/4 cups water, the rice, and a bit of butter or oil and salt, if you like. Bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as the water is boiling, lower th...