When we got our first microwave, we were without a stove so I learned to cook in the microwave. For any type of pasta or rice:
Since microwaves vary in their cooking, check 5 minutes before time. You can use stock, tomatoes in juice, et cetera for liquid.
When cooking rice, cover and let set for 5-7 minutes and it will soak up the liquid and will be nice and fluffy.
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I don't have the patience to cook individual servings of grits, oatmeal, and rice, so I prefer to put the dish in the microwave and return when the dish is ready to eat.
I wanted to share my method of cooking perfect rice. I cook it in my microwave! Measure your rice as if you were going to cook it on the range, but make your container a microwave suitable container. Use 1 part rice to 2 parts water.