Originally Posted by davemchine
On occasion I will finish cooking a meal only to discover I forgot the brown rice. Since it takes a long time to cook in the rice cooker I'm looking for a microwaveable option. Any favorite brands or methods you can suggest?
Not sure about brown rice but I cook white rice in the m/wave.
1 coffee mug of rice to 2 coffee mugs boiling water in a large bowl. Cover with clingfilm (clear plastic wrap)and microwave for 10 minutes then let stand for about 3-4mins. Fluff with a fork and serve. Brown rice would take a bit longer, say 15-20 minutes, perhaps and may need more boiling water. If you use brown rice
regularly you'll know about times and proportion or brown rice to water.
You can also buy packets of microwaveable rice. The have already been cooked and only need 1-2 minutes in the m/wave. The only problem is that they are of varying quality of flavour. We have one make here which is a bit non-PC both in name and pictorially on the label (imho it should be called "Uncle Tom's Rice" if you catch my drift) which has a very odd "off" taste. The best I've had in the UK are Patak's and Tilda both of which taste more or less like the real McCoy. I don't know if they are available where you are.