Rice has been feeding humans for nearly about 5000 years. It was first accounted in Asia. It is an everyday meal for many people and even associated with the Hindu Goddess, Lakshmi. Not only do I depend on it, but nearly 40% of the whole worlds population depend on rice as a source of food. There are many different types of rice that makes it unique. There is white, brown, glutinous, jasmine rice, and etc. Just keep in mind that there are, "more than 40,000 varieties of rice that grow across every continent except on Antarctica. White rice can withstand for a very long time unused for about eight to ten years. It is very simple to cook rice. Simply just rinse the rice about three to four times so you can remove the starch. You then want to add water dependent on the amount of rice. One cup of rice, should equal to one and a half amount of water. You then want to boil it and make sure it is tightly closed. After it has been cooking for a few minutes, simply simmer, fluff, then serve.