*For white basmati rice, follow the same directions and cook the rice for 12 minutes.
**If not a cilantro fan, you may omit for delicious lime-infused rice.
•If desired stir in 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, drained, along with the lime juice, etc.
•Sauté 2 thinly sliced scallions along with the garlic.
•Or omit garlic entirely and start by bringing the water and rice to a boil. When skipping the garlic and/or scallions, I stir in all the butter at the end. (Note that softening or cubing the butter makes it easier to quickly and evenly incorporate into the rice.)
•To make coconut lime rice, replace half the water with canned coconut milk.