Place 2 c rice in a dish with a cover. Pour enough water in to cover and let sit on the counter for at least 2 hours.
Drain in a colendar.
Fill steamer with water to the high mark. Place steamer basket on steamer. Put rice in rice bowl with 2 1/2 c clean water.
Cover steamer and steam for 65 to 70 minutes Let sit for 10 minutes.
Remove rice from steamer. If eating it right away serve as usual with butter and spices.
If you are not eating right away put rice back in colendar and rinse with cold water till rice is cooled. Place portions into zip top freezer bags, lay flat and squeeze out air and seal bags. Place in freezer till serving day.
To use frozen rice, place bag in fridge to thaw about 12 hrs before you are going to use it. Pour thawed rice into a microwave container with just a sprinkle of water. Cover and vent. Microwave about 2 to 3 mins or till warmed through. Serve as usual.