This dish is made with basmati, a long grain Indian rice, but you can substitute it for jasmine or any long grain white rice if necessary.
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan. Add minced garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.