White rice is simple to make. Once you have perfected plain white rice, you can start playing with the recipe; try using beef stock, chicken stock, or any other stock you prefer. You can also start playing with different spices. Rice is a staple in my house. It is quick, nutritious and tasty.
Note, I don't care what anyone says, rice has a mind of its own and cooking time can vary each and every time. So please keep an eye on it. I do, however, every-once-in-a-while, I do like to let my rice cook a little longer so the bottom gets crispy. When I do this, I monitor it pretty closely because it is easy to go from crispy to burnt.