Freezer Microwave Rice

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Total Time
15 mins
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.

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  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

3 5

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)

2 5

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

4 5

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!