Italian Inspired Microwave Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I threw this together last night to see what I could do with the bits and bobs I had floating around in my fridge. I am not claiming it is at all authentic Italian but the ingredients I had around pointed in that direction. I used jasmine rice because that is what I had around but any long grain should work. My microwave is a 700 watt variety to adjust as needed for your own microwave.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients except the parmesan cheese into a microwave proof dish.
  2. Cover and microwave for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender and liquid absorbed. Be very careful when uncovering because the steam will be very hot. I learned this the hard way when making this dish and ended up with a very bad steam burn.
  3. Stir in parmesan.
Most Helpful

This was good and easy to make. I like that it is made in the microwave. I followed the recipe as written other then I used an 8 ounce can of mushrooms. I too thought the basil and oregano were a bit much. Next time I would cut them down.

bmcnichol January 02, 2009

This recipe is great but I think there is too much basil and oregano. Maybe just 1/2 teaspoon of each would be better. I used basmati rice but another time I would use long grain rice. Thanks Sarah. Made for Beverage tag.

Boomette November 18, 2008

Made exactly as directed, (including being careful about the steam! :D ), except that I omitted the mushrooms. Marvellous!! Why have I never done this before! So simple, and deliciously full of flavour! Thanks, Sarah-Jayne, I will be making rice like this often, from now on!

Karen Elizabeth November 11, 2008