Microwave Rice
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Posted by Lakshman Bandara on December 01, 19104 at 16:24:44:

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If you have a microwave, this is the easiest and least messy way of cooking rice. The following method is for cooking Basmathi rice with a 750W microwave. I think it can be applied without any modification to "White Kekulu" rice.

Measure and wash the rice as usual way. Put the rice in a glass bowl of adequate size giving allowance for increase in volume of cooked rice. Now add water. Obviously the amount of water needed would depend on the volume of rice. The guide I use is that the total amount of water required equal to the volume of rice + additional 1.5 measures of water.

For example, if you want to cook 2 cups of rice, the volume of water required would be 2 cups + 1.5 cups, which gives you total 3.5 cups of water. For 3 cups of rice you would need 4.5 cups of water and so on.

Then place the glass bowl (with rice in it) in the microwave and cook at full power for 15 minutes. Then cover the bawl with a plate suitable for use in microwave and cook for further 5 minutes at full power.

Your rice is ready to serve.


If you want to cook American long grain or par boiled rice you would need to add more water (at least extra 1.5 measures) and cook longer. It needs some trial and error. The good thing is that if you realise that the rice is not cooked due to lack of water, you can always add more cold or hot water and continue to cook until it is done.

You can cook "Pilaw" or "Saffron" rice using the cubes bought from supermarket. Add the cube at the beginning and mixed the rice using a fork after cooking for 10 minutes. Then continue to cook as mentioned above.

You can also add a cube or two of Oxo of varies flavours and cook as for Piaw or Saffron rice.

You can also add sweet corn and peas (frozen), individually or mixed and cook as for plain rice.

If you want to experiment further, you can cook "Kiri Bath" also, but need more water and coconut milk and longer cooking time.

You do not have to hang around near the cooker while cooking. As you are using a glass container, it does not stick to the bottom of the pot making things easier for cleaning. It is extremely unlikely to over-cook your rice making "beri bath".

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