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Making Rice in a Microwave

When we got our first microwave, we were without a stove so I learned to cook in the microwave. For any type of pasta or rice:

  1. Put in a microwave safe bowl.
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  2. Add twice as much water or other liquid as there is of the pasta.

  3. Microwave on high.
    • 15 minutes for noodles or small pasta.
      • 20-25 minutes for macaroni or thicker pasta.
        • 30 minutes for rice.

      • IMPORTANT, stir well after the first 5 minutes. This keeps the pasta from clumping together. Rice doesn't need to be stirred.

      • Drain and use.

Since microwaves vary in their cooking, check 5 minutes before time. You can use stock, tomatoes in juice, et cetera for liquid.

When cooking rice, cover and let set for 5-7 minutes and it will soak up the liquid and will be nice and fluffy.

Source: Experience

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I don't have the patience to cook individual servings of grits, oatmeal, and rice, so I prefer to put the dish in the microwave and return when the dish is ready to eat.

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March 21, 2001

I wanted to share my method of cooking perfect rice. I cook it in my microwave! Measure your rice as if you were going to cook it on the range, but make your container a microwave suitable container. Use 1 part rice to 2 parts water.

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