Start with the rice! This will cook itself while you get ready for the other ingredients. Pour 2 cups of water into a medium-size pot. Flavor it with Mexican taco seasoning (I buy it in bulk), chili powder, and granulated garlic. Sometimes a little more salt, too. Then I also add butter to help the rice not to stick to each other. When it comes to a rolling boil. pour the rice in. Reduce heat, simmer for approx. 20 mins. Check after 15. If it's still a little crunchy it's perfect! Take it off the heat.