I use basmati rice almost exclusively and lately I have taken to mixing rice and quinoa when cooking. I use one part basmati, one part quinoa and 2 part water. Put them all in a pot, bring to a boil then allow to simmer covered on low for 15 minutes. It comes out perfect every time.
I always use Basmati rice. A 1/3 cup of rice, rinsed through a sieve of cold water, place in glass casserole dish in microwave with nearly 3 x 1/3 cups of water with a teaspoon of stock powder. I cook it on high for 4 minutes, then cook it on a much lower heat for the other 10 minutes. It usually turns out perfectly!