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How to cook perfect rice in the microwave

How to Microwave Rice Recipe

Servings: 4      Prep Time: 1 minute      Cook Time: 12 mintutes

To make perfect microwaved rice, follow these instructions.


1 1/2 cups white rice - basmati, jasmine, sushi rice
2 1/4 cups water


1. Scoop the rice into the microwave-safe container, pot or steamer. Fill the pot with water and swish the water and rice with your hands. Pour out the water, keeping the rice in the pot (just cup your hands around the rice to prevent it from pouring out). Repeat for 2-3 more times until the water is just barely cloudy.

2. Add enough water to cover the rice by about 1" - or place your finger straight down touching the top of the rice. The water should meet your first knuckle (ladies or men with small hands) and just under the first knuckle (men or ladies with big hands)

For 1 1/2 cups of rice, this is approximately 2 1/4 cups of water

3. Microwave on high for 9 minutes. Let rest covered for 3 minutes.