Freezer Microwave Rice

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

You can add a protein such as cooked chicken, cooked beef, cooked turkey or cooked sausage to the recipe. Its a good way to use up leftovers. Use 2 1/2 cups cooked meat for each recipe of rice.


  1. Choose which variation you plan to prepare.
  2. Combine the rice, water and all ingredients for either beef or chicken variations in a large microwave-safe dish.
  3. For a single batch, microwave on high 6 minutes.
  4. Stir.
  5. Microwave at 50 percent power for 10 minutes.
  6. For a double batch, microwave on high 9 minutes.
  7. Stir.
  8. Microwave at 50 percent power for 14 minutes.
  9. Remove from microwave oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  10. To Freeze: Place rice in rigid containers.
  11. Allow to cool.
  12. Seal, label and freeze.
  13. To Serve: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  14. The best method for reheating.
  15. is in the microwave oven.
  16. Add some water or broth to the rice.
  17. Microwave on high 5 minutes.
  18. Stir the rice.
  19. Microwave an additional 3 to 5 minutes if needed.
Most Helpful

The mircrowave version of this didn't work the best for me either- though I do like it on the stovetop (increasing the liquid to 2 cups)

Nickeletta June 04, 2009

This didn't really work from the freezer, but as another user suggested, it may be great to just make it without freezing.

mariposa13 April 19, 2007

I don't really like this recipe from the freezer so instead I make up little baggies of the dry ingredients then when I want rice I just take one bag and add the Water and nuke it. I love the flavor!

Bellaa February 02, 2007