Soak the rice in warm water for about 5-15 minutes, depending on how much time you have. Be sure to wash and drain your rice until the water runs clear to remove the starch
In a medium pot, heat your EVOO oil or butter, then add in the vermicelli noodles. Stir until they are golden in color. Add in the soaked and drained rice to the pot, continue to mix on high heat for another minute.
Add in the 4 cups of water and salt. Allow the water to come to a boil and leave it to boil on high for a good 2 minutes.
Lower the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-17 minutes.
Turn off heat. Allow rice to rest for 10 minutes before you fluff it with a fork so it doesn't clump up.