2 cups long grain white rice
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place rice in fine-mesh strainer set over bowl. Rinse under running water, swishing with hands until water runs clear. Drain thoroughly.
Bring rinsed rice, water, and salt to boil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, uncovered, until water level drops below surface of rice and small holes form, about 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender and water is fully absorbed, about 15 minutes. Serve.