Sure you can make rice on the stove - but whenever I do I either burn it or hover around it and keep checking it to make sure it doesn't burn.
You can make it in the microwave - and I do sometimes - but it always seems to bubble over and make a huge mess.
You can use a rice steamer - and I do have a small one - but having a piece of kitchen equipment that only does one job - isn't the greatest.
Rice in a crockpot is super easy. I have only experimented with this method using white rice (which we normally do not eat...I had forgotten how absolutely wonderful white rice with a light smear of butter and salt and pepper tastes!) and it turned out perfect!
Step 1 - lightly grease your crockpot with butter
Step 2 - add rice and water (2 c of water per 1 c of rice)
Step 3 - turn on high
I'm not quite sure what I'll do with all the white rice...maybe some rice pudding...I will freeze some of it for future use as well.