In a medium mixing bowl, cover the rice with hot tap water and soak for 15 minutes.
Rinse well under cold running water.
Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat.
Add the rice and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Pour in the boiling water.
Add the consomme powder, cilantro, and celery.
Stir to blend.
Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until done, about 15 minutes.
Stir with a fork, then re-cover and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.