Livia’s Garlic Rice
cup long grain white rice
tablespoon vegetable oil
cloves garlic, cut into thin slices
Place rice in small bowl. Cover with water; let stand for about 15 minutes. Pour rice and water through a sieve to remove excess water.
Meanwhile, in a 1 1/2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until light golden brown.
Add rice, stirring often, for about 3 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups water and salt; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
Remove garlic slices (floating on top of rice) with fork before serving.