1. Before cooking, optionally rinse or soak the rice.
This is necessary for some types of rice (especially brown rice, which is much harder than white rice), but it improves the flavor and texture of most types. To rinse, put the desired amount of dry rice in a container and fill it up with cold water. Use clean hands to sift the rice in the water. Drain and repeat. To soak, put the desired amount of dry rice in a container and fill it up with cold water. Let stand for 30 minutes, and then drain.
2.Mix rice and water in a microwave-safe container.
A good place to start is two parts water for every part of rice (e.g., 2 cups rice to 4 cups water). You can adjust the ratio through experimentation, depending on how dry or moist you prefer your rice, the power of your microwave and the size/shape of the container.
3.Enhance the rice with flavor.
Add salt, vegetable oil, olive oil or butter before cooking. A teaspoon of salt/vegetable oil or 1/2 tablespoon of butter should do the trick for each cup of rice.
4. Stir the rice mixture slowly with a wooden spoon.
Combine the ingredients thoroughly. This is especially important if you have added other ingredients for flavoring.
5.Cover the rice.
Place in the microwave and set the timer. Here are some suggested guidelines for a 700 watt microwave and white rice:
- 1/2 cup rice, 9 minutes
- 3/4 cup rice, 12 minutes
- 1 cup rice, 16 minutes
- 1 1/4 cups rice, 20 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups rice, 23 minutes6
6. For brown rice, start with three cups of boiling water per cup of rice and cook it for 25 minutes
7. Let the rice sit in the microwave for five minutes after it turns off. Don't open the door. The steam will complete the cooking process. You might observe that the rice grains start to orient themselves vertically, like they're "saluting".
8. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.
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