1. Rinse rice in a strainer under cold running water for 30 seconds. Bring 12 cups water to a boil in large pot with tight-fitting lid over high heat. Add rice, stir once, and boil, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Pour rice into strainer over the sink. 2. Let rice drain for 10 seconds, then return to pot, off the heat. Cover pot and set it aside to allow rice to steam for 10 minutes. Uncover rice, fluff with fork, and season with salt.