@TOM: Cooking rice is super easy, and relatively quick. Over the years, I tried all kinds of techniques and gadgets. Finally, I read the directions on the bag, and presto. Great rice.
Now, I use Trader Joe's brown jasmine rice. It says set to boil 2 cups of water (or broth). Then throw in a cup of rice. Reduce to simmer for 35 minutes. (After this, depending on your preference of consistency, you can let it sit off the burner for ten mintues, or not.)
This is *not* a long time. Just start it first, a few minutes early, or any time, and then throw it/the rest in the fridge.
Also, a cup will make a lot of rice. If you're eating a dry cups-worth of rice at a sitting, you might be one of those lanky folks with atomic mass burners for stomachs - but more than likely you're either a fat fuck, or some cardio freak. Personally, I've gone on to eating seeds instead of carbs and starches.
Broth-wise, you can get organic stuff. They make organic bouillon, too, but that don't necessarily mean there's no corn syrup/starch in them.
@URherenow: exericise *does not* supplant diet. It compliments it, meaning diet always comes first. In any case, all the foods I enjoy are universally nutritious. But some of those things don't work well with my body, and I eat to satisfy what my body needs, so I don't miss those things.
Consider it high comedy....sincere tragedy....whatever...don't take it personally.