If you want to make really delicious rice, like you get in Thai and other Asian restaurants you need a rice cooker. I use mine all the time. I often use a Korean rice called Botan. It's very good. I also like Jasmine rice. Take a trip to your local Asian Market. You won't believe all the different kinds of rice they sell.
Using a rice maker is easy. Follow instructions on your rice package. You rinse the rice first and then add the water. I just push down the cook button and when it's done it pops up all by itself. No worries about burning the rice. I believe this machine made by Cuckoo was under $20 when I bought it a couple years ago. If you eat a lot of rice like my family does you should consider a rice cooker.