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  1. Rinse rice well.
  2. Combine with water and salt, if using, in a 8 cup microwaveable casserole.
  3. Cover and microwave at high for 5 minutes, then at medium for 8 to 12 minutes or until most of water is absorbed.
  4. Let stand covered, 5 to 10 minutes to absorb remaining liquid.
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I have been making rice in a 2 Qt. microwable casscrole dish for 20 years, but I use 1 1/2 cups of long grain rice ( Jasmine).Which is the second best. I do as you say rinse good, but I microwave it for 23 minutes without removing the cover. Also I have the water 1 inch above the rice. An old Vietnamese way of measuring is put your finger in the water to the rice when it is to the fisrt knuckle it si 1 inch. I learned this when I served over there Oh,let stand 5 to 10 minutes but I like to fluff my rice first than let stand.

Tom August 21, 2001

What a clever little trick.I hated to cook regular rice,because it always turned out mushy and gummy.This way is perfect,the rice is firm and fluffy.Thank you!!

Mona December 28, 2001

Pure culinary magic. You will be hard pressed to find a more imaginative recipe. Bravo.

Michael Williams May 07, 2001