you could get a rice cooker they are 15 dollars for the small one and you can make different styles of rice. Sticky rice 1 cup water 1 cup rice and so on. Not so sticky rice 1 1/2 cup water to 1 cup rice. Also if you want fried rice you should start with cold rice and a rice cooker is perfect for that cause the pot you cook the rice in pops in and out so you could let it cool some then put in fridge till your ready to use. You could make rice night before and it only takes 20 minutes. I think this would be the easiest thing to do. Imagine : lift lid of rice cooker add 1 c rice add 1 1/2 c water salt optional put lid down push button walk away for 20 min and your done... perfect rice every time.