Rice Cooked in the Microwave

To make 4 servings of cooked rice, use:

–          1 cup of rice

–          2 cups of water

–          Salt (to your taste)

–          Butter (optional, to your taste, but no more than 1 tablespoon)

–          1 teaspoon of olive oil (optional)

Combine rice, water, olive oil and butter (optional) in a microwave-safe glass bowl.

Cover  with microwave-safe lid and cook on HIGH – full power for 8 minutes.  The lid can be vented (have small holes).

Cook again, but set your microwave to  MEDIUM (50% power) for 12 minutes.  Remove from microwave. Let stand covered 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with fork and serve.

If you want firmer rice, cook at 50% power for 10 minutes instead of 12 minutes and for softer rice cook at 50% power for 15 minutes.  Also, if you feel that your rice is dried out or not cooked sufficiently, you can increase the amount of water from 2 cups to 2 ¼ cups. 

Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate. Adjust cooking time as needed.

If you want to cook only 2 servings of rice use the following:

–          ½ cup of rice

–          1 cup of water

–          Salt, butter, olive oil

Cook on HIGH – full power for 5 minutes.

Cook again at MEDIUM  (50% power) for 10-12 minutes.

Adjust times as needed. 

This came from a friend, Butch in New Orleans

I do not add butter or olive oil and do not open the lid anytime during cooking as your rice will be crunchy.