To serve 4, put 2 cups washed rice into the pot, add 3 cups water, cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Never stir the rice and do not remove the lid. Boil for a minute or two (a white starchy liquid will bubble up, spilling out from under the lid a bit). Reduce heat to the lowest setting and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, place a paper towel under the lid to absorb any excess moisture, and allow rice to rest, covered, on the burner for another 10 minutes.