I've been a little busy/out of sorts lately, hence why this took so long to produce. But here we go, another thing people bat around a lot that I wanted to attempt to expound on in a meaningful way. As always, please discuss, argue, throw full wine bottles at me, whatever you like.
I'm going to ask for opinions now: what do folks want to hear about? If you read this, let me know, and I'll pick from that list for the topic of the next piece I write in this little series. Just consider that it needs to be something I can write 4 or 5 pages on.
EDITED TO ADD: Oh, and if you don't know how to steam rice, what you do is you add the dry rice to the boiling water and turn the heat down as low and you can, cover it but let it vent, and let it cook for about 15 minutes, or until most of the water gets absorbed (this is tricky: watch it the first few times to get the hang of it, because it's easy to burn). Then you turn the heat off and let it sit there with the lid on for about 5-10 minutes. DO NOT STIR IT AT ANY POINT. If you do it right it'll be nice and sticky when it's done.
Other option is to just use a rice-cooker, but what's the fun in that.