Last night my wife asked me , "why is your rice always so good"? I said it's because I always use chicken stock & a little minced onion and garlic and cook it pilaf style sauteing everything first in butter or olive oil, including the rice grains, then adding the stock.I sometimes add fresh herbs near the end of the cooking process. I notice on CH that a lot of folks use rice cookers. I own a small one that I've cooked Nishiki Medium Grain Rice in but I find plain white rice boring. I realize that in a lot of cuisines that's the desired result as a contrast for spicier fare on the plate. Does anyone make pilaf in a rice cooker? Can it be done? Do you prefer simple plain rice or rice that has aromatics added?