Microwave

Microwave ovens vary in size and wattage. The following cooking times are based on preparation in 1200-watt ovens. For best results, follow manufacturer directions for your oven. When directions are not available you may follow these general guidelines: Combine rice, liquid, salt, and butter or margarine (see chart) in 2½- to 3-quart deep microwave-safe baking dish; cover tightly.

  • For White Rice – Microwave on high five minutes or until boiling; reduce to medium (power level 5 or 50% power) and microwave 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Let stand five minutes.
  • For Whole Grain Rice (e.g., Brown Rice) – Microwave on high five minutes; reduce to medium (power level 5 or 50%) and microwave 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Let stand five minutes.
  • For Parboiled Rice – Microwave on high five minutes or until boiling; reduce to medium (power level 5 or 50% power) and microwave 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Let stand five minutes.