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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.

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Bonnie G #2 April 12, 2010

I halved the recipe and it came out great. I just reduced the time a bit--8 minutes + 10 minutes. It came out nice and fluffy, which was a victory for me, the queen of sticky rice! ;-) Thanks for sharing.

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MrsK August 11, 2009

Perfect, perfect, perfect! And I didn't have any long grain rice but it still turned out perfect. Everything I've tried that you have posted has been simply great! I cooked way too much rice, but I have found sumptious ways to use it. (I too, next time, will cook less, but it was so much fun!) Someone told me years ago that rice would not work in the microwave. Ha! I've been cooking rice forever and ever atop the stove & it's never turned out better than this did. Does it work for brown rice too, do you know?

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Old Smoky February 15, 2005

It was too hot to make stovetop rice for dinner, so we gave this a try. Turned out great! Actually, my teenager cooked the rice. Easy instructions, great results w/out heating up the house. Thank you.

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Jug O'Mud July 02, 2010

This turned out delicious and perfect. I also halved the recipe since we were just two of us. I was really amazed that it turned out as perfect as it did. First time trying to make rice this way, I usually use my electric rice cooker. I had used chicken broth and not water and added about a Tbs. of parsley and I didn't feel the need for any salt. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing your recipe, will definitely be doing it this way again.

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FrenchBunny February 06, 2010

Trying out for first time! I halved the recipe instead of 2 cups of rice I used 1 cup, and instead of 3 1/2 cups of water I used 1 1/4 cups of water and no olive oil.

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Nitara B. November 06, 2015

This is a life saver. I have seen similar recipes in the past but never acted on them until the rice maker broke. Great recipe, I've never doubled the recipe and won't, wouldn't want to ruin a good thing. Thank you for great rice every time!

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drinkmore October 10, 2013

Picture perfect rice! Thank you so much for posting this recipe. This evening I was in a pinch and was multi-tasking while making dinner and needed to make the rice quickly. I followed this recipe and it is now saved in my favorites and I will surely use it again. Enjoy!

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Peachy D February 18, 2013

Thanks so much for posting! I have tried this several times and it is always perfect! Has really simplified dinner!

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cookingalong July 27, 2012

Shockingly, this makes perfect rice (I've used it twice now with Basmati rice). No covering or stirring -- wow!! This will be a welcome recipe for people who have no stove or rice cooker! Thanks for posting Ridgely. Did you figure this out yourself? Whoever did is a genius! :)

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Masalamama January 18, 2012
Perfect Microwave Rice