Since any grain starts to lose vitamins when ground or pre-cooked.
I love brown basmati and sweet brown rice. I have seen some excellent grain cookbooks at the bookstore. I'm going to treat DH to one for his birthday. It was really beautiful, with a TON of pictures.
I also rely on a terrific Indian cookbook that really went into all the inns and outs of rice. That, and soon I get my pressure cooker.
I have never used the instant rice and have grown up used to preparing the rice first and letting it sit until my beans, meat, etc. were done.