Monday, October 27, 2008

How to: Cook Rice In The Microwave

How to cook rice in the microwave:

Combine 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of water in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt, mix well and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave the rice on high for 5 to 10 minutes, until it starts to boil. Reduce the microwave heat to medium (50% power) and continue to cook according to the times in the chart. The rice will be just tender. Fluff the rice up with a fork, then cover with plastic wrap again, poke a couple of wholes in the plastic and let sit for about 5 minutes, until completely tender.

Type of Rice Cooking Time Required

Long grain white rice 10 - 15 minutes

Converted white rice 10 - 15 minutes

Short and medium grain brown rice 25 - 30 minutes

Long grain brown rice 25 - 30 minutes

Converted brown rice 10 - 15 minutes

Wild rice 35 - 40 minutes

Basmati rice 10 - 15 minutes

Jasmine rice 10 - 15 minutes


Dr. Wifey said...

EVERY TIME i cook rice in the microwave, it blows one of the fuses!

From the Doghouse said...

Don't put the rice on the fuses!

I've heard varying opinions on oil in the water - for rice, pasta, etc. Why do you do it?

Dr. Wifey said...

Doggie, i usually add oil to rice and pasta (in the microwave or on the stove) to keep it from sticking together

Live.Love.Eat said...

What about Jasmati rice, which is my favorite. Just kidding. Ha ha. Actually this is very useful. I love rice!!!!!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

P.S. I also love replacing some of the water with chicken broth.

Deanna said...

I add a little oil to my water for noodles, but not usually for rice.

Doghouse, I wish I had your quick wit!

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