If you can boil water, you can make
rice. Persians no better. It is not difficult, but there
are rules to follow. First, buy good rice, like Basmati, or if
you would rather not pick stones and other foreign objects out of the
kind that comes in the cute, zippered, burlap bag, Texmati.
Here are the ingredients: 2 cups of rice, 2.5 cups of water (not 4!), olive oil, and salt.
Place uncovered pot of rice and water on high heat.
Add a nice dollop of oil and bring to a boil, stirring slightly.
When it comes to a boil, give it a good stir.
Put on the cover, turn the heat to low, and let sit for 20 minutes, without peeking.
When the time's up, you can peek.
The water will be completely absorbed and the rice will be fluffy, not clumpy or gooey, and delicious.