Fridge Raider Uni Stir Fry
Some of the best types of recipes to look at are those that come traditionally from poorer rural backgrounds such as Far Eastern stir fries, Indo-Asiasn Curries, Mediterranean pasta dishes and European stews. If you have to use more than 2 pots or a casserole dish you're over complicating things and losing out on valuable drinking time. Save the souffles for post-grad level. Once you know the basic structure you can start experimenting with different ingredients :-)
Keep things organised and clean.
If you put a small lug of oil in the water and swoosh the rice around with a wooden spoon it helps to stop the rice sticking together. Stir occasionally, cover with a lid and just let simmer. You're probably looking at 20-25mins with easy cook rice