Making Fluffier Rice
For fluffy long grain white rice, combine 1 cup rice, 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon salt (if desired) and 2 cups water in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring once or twice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. It’s best not to peek while the rice is cooking. If the water is not absorbed after 15 minutes, cover and continue to cook for another 2-4 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving. For variety, substitute chicken, beef or vegetable broth for the water.