Flavorful Steamed Rice
Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the rice, let the water return to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes. Drain in a sieve, rinse, and set aside. (Leave the rice in the sieve.)
Add 1 inch of water to the pot and bring to a boil. Set the sieve over the boiling water, cover it with a clean kitchen towel and a lid, and let steam for about 20 minutes. (Check occasionally, adding more water if necessary.)
Mash together the garlic and the salt to form a paste.
In a large bowl, combine the garlic paste, broth, gingerroot, green onions, lime juice, and fish sauce.
Add the steamed rice and toss until well combined. Let cool to room temperature.
Stir the cilantro into the rice.
This rice is prepared in a manner similar to that of glutinous or sticky rice, the result being a slightly softer, but not mushy, longgrained rice. The extra softening allows the flavoring agents to be better absorbed.