Microwave Rice




I never cook rice any other way than in the microwave. It's just too easy, no mess and perfect fluffy rice every time.
Cooking rice in the microwave rather than on the stove top takes more water, contrary to what you would expect. I don't know the scientific reason for that, but I just know that is how it works and why fix what isn't broken!
  • for 1 cup of rice use 3 cups of water 
  • add salt to taste - about 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl that allows for expansion. 
  2. If you are not using a bowl with a lid, simply cover with a dinner plate. 
  3. Place in microwave at high power ... set for cooking time of 25 minutes and 'forget about it'. 

 * Cooking rice in chicken broth instead of water adds great flavor ... If I don't have chicken broth, adding a chicken bouillon cube is good too. (Make sure it is gluten-free if you need it to be)
I use converted white rice, brown rice or my favorite - sprouted rice.  Sprouted rice is the healthy choice ... you can read about it here. 

NOTE - I know microwaves vary in power, so when cooking the rice the first time take note of time needed.

13 comments:

  1. REALLY??? No 10 minutes on high then 20 minutes at 50% power??? Can't wait to try this!

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  2. Thank you!! You just made my life so much easier.

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  3. I do mine uncovered on HIGH for 10 min. Then MEDIUM-LOW for 15.

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  4. Who knew!? That's a great rice cooking tip!

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  5. I cook mine in the oven. I've been using a recipe for cooking it with chicken/beef/vegetable stock, butter, and optional vegetables (onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc)for thirty years. Never tried the microwave though.

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  6. Does this work for brown rice, too?

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  7. Does the rice have to be converted? Can you use any kind of rice, basmati, regular rice, etc.

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    1. no .. it doesn't have to be converted .. .I use other kinds as well .. just watch your time/water ratio first time you use other than converted ...

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  8. Do I lessen the time in the microwave for less rice? High power for 25 minutes? Is that in a 1000 watt microwave?

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    1. Yes.. the time has to be adjusted for the amount of rice ... just watch for when the water is cooked out the first time you do it and then note the time for next time. (water/rice ratio stays the same)
      My microwave is 1480 watt - I've had it a good many years, and I find it is slower than other newer microwaves with less watts... so best way test it the first time and take note of time needed.

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  9. The other decent advantage that you get while doing such an excess of searing and preparing is not warming the kitchen to such an extent.

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