I just sort of stumbled upon a way to add some flavor to my rice without much trouble. I use a little 12 dollar rice cooker from wal mart, so I put in about 1/2 tbsp of olive oil in the bottom, added in some garlic and onion powder, and some ginger and started it up. Once the oil was sizzling a little I added a cup of uncooked jasmine rice in and stirred it in the oil. Then I added in a cup and a half of chicken broth and about 2 cups of chopped broccoli, and about a tbsp of soy sauce. Put the lid on and let 'er cook. Turned out really well and didn't add extra dishes or many extra calories.