TNT Basmati rice in the microwave!
Tonight, my good friend Laury shared some wonderful chicken curry with us. I needed to make some rice to go with it, and I am often disappointed in the rice I make on my gas range - can't seem to get the flame low enough to cook it without a brown crust on the bottom. Laury told me she had made some in the microwave, and even gave me instructions (which I forgot, so I googled it.) Here's how I did it: use twice as much water as rice. Rinse the rice as you normally would and put it in a glass (microwave safe) bowl in the microwave. Be sure to use a big enough bowl to allow for the rice to expand. Add salt and water. Let it cook -uncovered - for 15 minutes. Then add a knob of butter (your call) and cover it with a plate and cook for 5 more minutes. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and it's done. I know it doesn't take less time, but it turns out wonderful rice. Try it! You'll like it!