Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Place into a 2-quart baking dish or dutch oven with a tightly fitted lid. Add the hot water, butter, and salt to the baking dish until combined. Cover with heavy-duty foil or with the lid of the dutch oven.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 25-27 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed.
Remove from the oven and allow to rest covered for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
This recipe can be doubled, just use a large baking dish or dutch oven.
The same method can be used for brown rice. For brown rice, use 2 cups of water or liquid for 1 cup of rice and bake in the oven for 1 hour.