Tuesday, January 4, 2011


This is a handy little recipe for rice cooked in the microwave oven. It is easy, requires no "pot watching" and produces perfect rice.

2 cups boiling water
1 cup long grain white rice (not instant)

Mix everything in a heat safe glass or ceramic bowl and cook on high (uncovered) in your microwave for 10 minutes. Remove and fluff with a fork. Return to microwave and cook at 50% power for another 5 minutes. Fluff again with the fork. That's it!!

NOTE: All microwaves cook differently. If you have an underpowered microwave, you may have to cook it an extra minute on 50% power. If you have a super powerful microwave...maybe subtract a minute during the 50% stage.

NOTE: Add butter and favorite seasonings to rice AFTER it is cooked.


Lea Ann said...

To quote my favorite chef "How Easy Is That?"

Peggy Clyde. said...

What a great way to cook rice. I don't like waiting for rice to cook and hoping it will turn out right. Thanks for this idea.

Kathleen said...

I love this recipe!

elizabeth said...

Love this and it's perfect for a simple dinner for two picky eaters (one with a stomach ache). Thank you so much for your blog...HAPPY New Year!!

Need a job Nellie said...

I wanted to make rice tonight and did not want to mess with the rice cooker. Luckily, I remembered seeing this on your blog. I made it and it was perfect! Thanks for the great recipe!