This recipe provides a hassle-free method for cooking rice using your microwave. Whether you’re in a rush, have limited stovetop space, or simply prefer a convenient cooking method, this microwave rice recipe is perfect for you. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have fluffy and perfectly cooked rice ready to enjoy as a side dish or as a base for your favorite recipes. Let’s dive in and discover how to make quick and delicious rice using your microwave!
Rice In A Microwave
- oven mitt
- pinch of salt
- Place the rice in a fine-mesh sieve or strainer and rinse it under cold water until the water runs clear. This step helps remove excess starch from the rice.
- Transfer the rinsed rice to a microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt if desired. The ratio of rice to water is usually 1:2, but you can adjust it based on your preference and the type of rice you are using.
- Use a microwave-safe lid or a microwave-safe plate to cover the bowl. This will help trap the steam and cook the rice evenly.
- Place the bowl in the microwave and cook on high power for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, carefully remove the bowl from the microwave (it will be hot), and use a fork to fluff the rice. Stir it gently to distribute the heat evenly. Then, cover the bowl again.
- Place the covered bowl back in the microwave and cook for another 5 minutes on high power.
- Once the cooking is complete, let the rice sit in the microwave for 5 minutes without removing the lid. This resting time allows the rice to steam and become fully cooked.
- After the resting time, remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve it hot as a side dish or as a base for your favorite recipes.