We use a rice cooker! Replace the water with chicken broth for chicken dishes, use beef broth for beef dishes, etc.
We also have one recipe with mushrooms and beef broth for a side dish.
Spanish yellow rice is a favorite around here, too. And, after 7 years on Okinawa we make fried rice and our three years in Italy gave us rice balls.
Unfortunately with my diabetes and our dietary lifestyle changes we don't eat as much rice as we used to. Now its brown rice (though, I recently found out that Uncle Ben's Converted is recommended for people using the glycemic index for choices).
Southern Brethren BBQ Competition Team
"It's all about getting paid!" - Myron Mixon
"I love being hated in my hometown!" - David Hair
KingFisher Gator Rotisserie cooker, WSM, Stainless 5 burner with IR gas grill, Turkey Fryer, Weber JD Commemorative grill, slightly used Bandera chamber for future use as a cold smoker, Masterbuilt 40" insulated ELECTRIC smoker