Comments on: How to cook perfect rice in the microwave http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:44:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: John http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1237074 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:47:14 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1237074 God, this page saved my Asian soul, since I cannot cook rice in a regular pot to save my life (but my Asian mother can). I have no money so I can’t afford a rice cooker, but have a microwave…this works perfectly, even without the fancy tight cover thing (I just put a bamboo plate over the bowl). THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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By: ryvrdrgn14 http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1237056 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:28:32 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1237056 White rice isn’t eaten for its nutritional value. You are better off eating a potato if you want nutrients. Some people eat it because it is cheap and filling and some people eat it for carbs, but I don’t know of anyone eating rice for nutrients over vegetables and other things.

Unwashed rice can come with small rocks, dead insects and even nastier things.

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By: Samantha http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1236835 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:48:41 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1236835 This works great! My microwave is low-powered though, so it came out sliiightly undercooked but not too bad. I figure an extra three minutes in cook time and it will be perfect.

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By: Jwb http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1236802 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:25:47 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1236802 Jaden,

Thought is would let you know I tried this method with organic quinoa and it worked perfect! I used a small ceramic crockpot and its lid to cook it and it was perfect. Thanks for the idea!

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By: LEN SMITH http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1236433 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:28:27 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1236433 take a 2 qt covered microwavable bowl, make about 6 small holes in the top for steam to escape and follow the approach noted above. it will cost you about 3$.

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By: LEN SMITH http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1236432 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 02:25:24 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1236432 my old mw was 900 watts, my new mw is 1200 watts. there is a huge difference between those two. the approach to microwaving rice is a good one. it, my 1200 watt, puts out tremendous rice every time. the old 900 watt never got it right even though i fiddled with time. i think the biggest variable in how effective microwave cooking is is the quality of the microwave.

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By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1236296 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:17:42 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1236296 If you don’t wash the rice, you’ll be eating nutrients from little bugs. Rice is a raw ingredient, meaning it’s not processed. Similar to beans, you want to wash and pick out anything that’s not rice. White rice has very little nutrients in the first place, not sure it’s worth the risk. Crack open any Asian cookbook, you’ll find that washing the rice is essential.

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By: Restless_Reader http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1236280 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:54:01 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1236280 Hi Stacy,
The pot used to cook rice in the microwave should be deep DEEP D E E P. The microwave steamer/rice cooker is approximately 6 inches deep. I was a stickler for measuring until I found Jayden’s easy instruction. Perfect rice every time.

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By: ibats http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1236278 Sun, 08 Feb 2015 13:11:58 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1236278 White rice should never ever be washed, by law it has nutrients to compensate for the Germ being removed, (brown rice still retains this.)
If you wash white rice to remove the nutrients and you are eating a food without any food value.
To cook perfect rice measure the quantity in a container, add some salt, and use double the measure of water. ( 1 mug rice 2 mug water.) the water can be boiling from a kettle.
Pan on stove bring the contents to the boil, stir once, if cooking on electric stove , cover with well fitting pan lid, turn off heat and leave 20 mins to half hour, or longer if desired.
If using gas cover pan and reduce heat as low as possible, and continue as above.
Little heat used and pan is quickly washed with a little cold water and brush, and left to dry, usually on the still warm ceramic plate on my stove.
Your rice will be dry and fluffy, and nutritious. It never fails.

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By: Mark Chappel http://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-microwave-rice-recipe.html/comment-page-2#comment-1235847 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19:00:32 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=22048#comment-1235847 I cook mostly brown rice now but in the past cooked white. I use a 2:1 water to rice ratio for brown rice. Now, to keep it from boiling over, it doesn’t matter what your oven wattage is, just remember cook it in 2 stages: stage 1 is cook it whatever time in necessary on FULL power to boil the water. Stage 2 is then immediately reduce your oven’s power to 20%-30% for the rest of the cook time, just whatever is required to simmer the rice, not make a big rolling boil that spills all over your oven making a mess. For organic brown rice, I use 2 cups water, 1 cup rice, and 5 minutes at full power to boil, then at 30% power for 45 minutes. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes when the oven shuts off, fluff, and eat. Perfect every time, no oven mess. If you let it sit longer than 5-10 minutes when done, no problem; it will stay hot a long time. This method is very forgiving, (would be “has a wide exposure latitude”, in photography). I’ve cooked rice in the microwave now for almost 20 years and wouldn’t do it any other way. My stovetop rice was always hit or miss but this solved my rice problem.

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