Perfect Microwave Rice

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by lisar

A different way to make Perfect Rice in the microwave. I didn't believe that it would cook till tender without being covered, boy was I wrong. From cookbook author Kathleen Daelemans.

Top Review by Bonnie G 2

I've struggeling to find a way to fix steamed rice other than the stove top or rice cooker since I've been here in Beijing. I stared at this one for the longest time trying to decide if I should try it. First done in the microwave (NEVER would have thought that) and then UNCOVERED!!! Oh man am I glad I decided to give it a try. The only thing I did differant was cut the amount in half, and then followed exact including the timing and it was perfect. Nice and fluffy and perfect. Thanks so much for posting and I can truthfully say this is my new way to make rice from now on.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients except salt in a large microwave safe bowl.
  2. Rice doubles in size during cooking so choose a container large enough to accommodate final product.
  3. Microwave uncovered on high for 10 minutes.
  4. Then microwave uncovered on medium-low for 15 minutes.
  5. Do not stir rice at anytime during cooking process.
  6. Season with salt and fluff with a fork before serving.

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