I always used to cook my rice on a stove but recently found that you can cook a really amazing steamed rice in the microwave. Glass bowl, add rice (having washed it a few times until the waters pretty much clear), add double rice of boiling water and pop in the micro wave for 10mins. Voila! Light, fluffy rice. :)
Egg fried rice is a big fav in our house. We'd normally fry off the rice with eggs, chicken stock, a variety of veg (cabbage, spring onion, spinach, carrots peas etc) a tblspn of oyster sauce and a generous helping of soya sauce.
Even better, if you use red cabbage, you can turn the whole thing pink/purple/blue. Makes it really entertaining for little'ns :D