You can make the rice in a ceramic vessel with a fitting lid, that can be used directly on the hob. See below for making the rice in a larger saucepan.
Either heat the water in the vessel, in which case you will have to use at least 20ml extra water or add heated water straight into the vessel.
Once the water starts bubbling, add the salt, clove or cardamon and the butter and finally the soaked rice grains. Be gentle with the rice in order to preserve the full grain and also try not to add the soaking water.
Stir occasionally and carefully.
When most of the water has been used up and the rice looks almost cooked, remove the vessel from the heat and cover.
Leave for a couple of minutes. Make sure most of the water is gone before the next stage.
Finish cooking in the microwave for a further 2 minutes. If there is too much water left in the vessel then it will start bubbling out of the closed vessel and make a big mess in the microwave.
Rest for a few minutes before eating.