2. Place the rice and water in a heavy saucepan with a lid. Heat uncovered until the water boils.
3. Lower the heat, cover and simmer about 18-20 minutes, or until the water has evaporated and the rice kernels are just tender.
4. Remove from the heat and fluff lightly with a fork to separate the grains.
5. Serve the rice immediately while hot, or let the rice cool on a baking sheet. Cover with plastic and store in the refrigerator.