Cooking Rice in the Microwave


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Ingredients

2 Servings

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter or margarine.

4 Servings

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsp butter or margarine.

6 Servings

  • 1‑1/2 cup rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine.

12 Servings

  • 3 cups rice
  • 6 cups water
  • 1‑1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine

Preparation

  1. Combine rice and water in a microwave‑safe dish. Add butter or margarine and salt if desired.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce to medium and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from microwave. Let stand covered for 5 minutes (or until all water is absorbed). Fluff with fork and serve.

 Cook’s Notes

  • Microwave ovens vary, times given are approximate.
  • For Best Results:
    • For firmer rice, use less water and simmer for a shorter time.
    • For softer rice, use more water and simmer for a longer time.
    • Do not lift lid during cook (the steam cooks the rice).
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