How to Cook Rice .. in the Oven

Raise your hand if you have ever under or over cooked rice?  This foolproof way of baking rice in the oven will put a stop to that.  The rice came out of the oven buttery and tender.   

Simple White Rice

serves 1 -2
adapted from the Educated Palate

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup rice
1 1/4 cup water
Salt
Cilantro, chopped (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Put the butter in an ovenproof pot and melt over medium-high heat. Add the rice and stir until it is well coated. Add the water and season with salt.

When the water begins to bubble, cover the pot and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand, covered for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.  Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, if desired.