Ginger Rice

A nice change from the usual plain rice. Sparked up with fresh ginger and garlic. Maybe a bit of butter if you want to go crazy.

1 cup long grain rice (I like jasmine)
1 T minced garlic
2 T minced fresh ginger
2 cups water
1 T butter (optional)

In a heavy saucepan add neutral oil and heat over medium high heat. Add minced fresh ginger and garlic and let cook until you can smell it nicely. Add a cup of rice, unwashed this time, and stir in the oil until it starts to toast and you can smell the wonderful aroma of toasting rice and aromatics. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir once, cover and set over low heat for about 20 minutes. When done, stir rice and serve it. You can also add a bit of butter at the end to make it extra rich.