Rice for Dummies and in the Microwave Too!

Total Time
5 mins
20 mins

Found this recipe on a bag of Basmati Rice from Sams and I feel like a genius! I am not even that crazy about rice but I can stuff this stuff down! I have made it several times now (had to before I posted it, would have been afraid not to!). What I like most about it is it turns out the same EVERY time. Takes the stress out of it!

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  1. Rinse measured rice 1 to 2 times to remove starch. I use a strainer.
  2. Place measured rice, water, oil, and salt in a microwaveable casserole dish (make it a big one so it does not boil over) cover with lid or plastic wrap allowing a little steam to release.
  3. Microwave on high for 10 minutes. Stir and recover. Then microwave on defrost setting for 9-10 minutes (If you have to enter a weight my microwave hits 9 minutes at 1.2 lbs.
  4. Fluff with a fork before serving.