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How Long To Cook Rice In The Microwave

Last Modified: 09/20/14
First Published: 01/30/08
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While it's most common to cook rice on the stove top, the microwave presents a good optioncooking rice because it produces good results and it's easy. Different kinds of rice cook at different rates so here is a chart for how long to cook a variety of rice.

How to cook rice in the microwave:

Combine 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of water in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt, mix well and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave the rice on high for 5 to 10 minutes, until it starts to boil. Reduce the microwave heat to medium (50% power) and continue to cook according to the times in the chart. The rice will be just tender. Fluff the rice up with a fork, then cover with plastic wrap again, poke a couple of wholes in the plastic and let sit for about 5 minutes, until completely tender.

Type of Rice Cooking Time Required
Long grain white rice
10 - 15 minutes
Converted white rice 10 - 15 minutes
Short and medium grain brown rice
25 - 30 minutes
Long grain brown rice
25 - 30 minutes
Converted brown rice
10 - 15 minutes
Wild rice
35 - 40 minutes
Basmati rice
10 - 15 minutes
Jasmine rice 10 - 15 minutes


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