Today’s ‘Cooking 101’ tutorial: How to Cook Basmati Rice in the Microwave! Follow a few easy steps and get fluffy, delicious rice in less than 20 minutes.
In my house, we go through a lot of basmati rice. Sometimes we eat it with curry, sometimes with lentils, but I always– and I mean always— cook it in the microwave. Actually, I cook all my rice in the microwave. Why? It’s easy, seemingly foolproof, and is ready in about 20 minutes.
I realize that this post won’t be helpful for everyone. Some of you are ‘anti-microwave,’ others have rice cookers, and some of you probably cook rice on the stove top regularly without any issues. Personally, I don’t use the microwave on a regular basis– except for rice. If you’re ‘rice challenged,’ and have issues with rice sticking to the bottom of your pot when cooking– this post is for you. If having multiple stove top burners going at once stresses you out– this recipe will let you put the rice in the microwave while dinner cooks on the stove. If you’re simply looking for an incredibly easy way to fix your basmati rice– keep reading, because this post is for you too!