Total preparation time: 22 minutes
Freshly ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Gradually pour in the rice and return to a boil. Boil rapidly until the rice is tender, about 17 minutes.
Drain the rice well and return it to the pot. Cook over low heat, stirring for 1 minute to dry it out. Add butter, salt, and pepper to taste; serve immediately.