How to Prepare Rice

For best results, always follow package directions. When directions are not available, use this easy method: Combine 1 cup rice, liquid (see chart below), 1 tsp. salt (optional) and 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine (optional) in a 2-3 quart saucepan. Heat to boiling, stir once or twice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer. Cook according to the time specified in the chart. If the rice is not quite tender or liquid not absorbed, replace the lid and cook 2 to 4 minutes longer. Fluff with fork.

1 Cup Uncooked Rice Liquid Cooking Time Yield
Regular-milled long grain 1-3/4 to 2 cups 15 minutes 3 cups
Regular-milled medium or short grain 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups 15 minutes 3 cups
Brown 2 to 2-1/2 cups 45-50 minutes 3-4 cups
Parboiled   2 to 2-1/2 cups 20-25 minutes 3-4 cups
Quick-cooking (precooked) follow package direction    


Microwave Oven Instructions

Combine 1 cup rice, liquid (see chart), 1 tsp. salt (optional) in a 2-3 quart deep micro-proof baking dish. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 minutes or until boiling. Reduce setting to MEDIUM (50% power) and cook 15 minutes (20 for parboiled rice and 30 min for brown rice). Fluff with fork.

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