How to Make It
In a large saucepan, heat the oil with the garlic over moderate heat and cook until the garlic is golden, about 2 minutes; discard the garlic. Add the water and salt to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice and return to a boil. Cover and simmer over very low heat until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Let stand off the heat for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork and serve.