If you don't have the right equipment to cook rice properly - that doesn't mean you have to go without! Cooking rice needn't be difficult - you can do it quickly and easily with a simple microwave....
Step 1: Rinse the Rice Until the Water Runs Clear - Then Soak It.
Rinsing isn't necessary for all types of rice, but it helps improve the texture and flavor of most common varieties.
Soak the rice for upt to 30 minutes if you've got the time - then drain it.
Step 2: Add the Rice to a Microwavable Container and Cover With Water
Make sure you can use the container in the microwave and that it'll still be big enoguh after the rice expands. Cover the rice with plenty of water (2 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice).
Step 3: Add Flavor and Mix
Plain rice is fine, but you can also liven it up with things like salt, butter or oil. Make sure you mix the flavoring with the rice properly.
Step 4: Cover the Rice and Microwave It
Times will vary depending on your microwave and the type of rice you're cooking - but 1 cup of rice should take around 15 minutes. Brown rice should take longer.
Let the rice sit for 5 minutes after you've finished microwaving and make sure it's absorbed the water.