Rice: You can use any variety you choose. I prefer whole grain brown rice. If you use white rice it will cook much faster, but you will be giving up the fiber and nutrition of the bran and germ. White rice has a higher glycemic index as well.
Optional toppings: I recommend butter or another fat, like coconut oil, sweetener, cinnamon, and a dash of salt.
Salt: I mention in the recipe card that salt is optional. For me, it most certainly is not. Try it with a dash and you'll see what I mean. It accents the sweetener and the cereal isn't the same without it.
Cooking Time: This will depends on the size of the grains after chopping so adjust accordingly.