Last night all four of my burners were full. There was gumbo and etouffee, collard greens and oil to fry beignets, but I forgot the plain rice.
My stepfather commented something along the lines of just microwave it. I must have given him a funny look in between turning beignets. I figured what the heck, it was worth a shot. Either it worked or we’d just have to deal with no rice or a much longer wait.
It worked well, the time may need to be adjusted for your microwave, depending on the wattage. And you need to put a dishtowel under the dish, because it will bubble over.
Use the usual 2: 1 water to rice ratio and microwave on high for 15 minutes. You may need to give it an additional couple of minutes, check a few of the grains. (It took 16 minutes the first round and should have gone 17 the second).
That’s it. I used 4 cups of water, 2 cups of rice. And dinner was saved.
Have you ever microwaved white rice?
What’s your favorite or suprising cooking tip that you’ve learned in a pinch?