Rinse rice in a strainer under cold running water for 30 seconds. In a large pot over high heat, bring four cups water to a boil. Once boiling, add rice and stir once. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 30 minutes, rice should be almost tender but still have a little bite. Strain rice over the sink. Let drain for 10 seconds, then return rice to pot. Do not place it back on the heat. Immediately cover pot with tight-fitting lid and set aside to allow the rice to steam for 10 minutes. Once ready, uncover rice, fluff with a fork, and season with salt to taste.