How to prepare rice

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For best results, always follow package directions. When directions are not available, use this easy method: Combine 1 cup rice, liquid (see chart), 1 teaspoon salt (optional), and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine (optional) in 2- to 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling, stir once or twice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer. Cook according to time specified on chart. If rice is not quite tender or liquid is not absorbed, replace lid and cook 2 to 4 minutes longer. Fluff with fork.

+------------------------------------------------------ ~------------+ | 1 Cup Uncooked Rice : Liquid Cooking Time | +------------------------------------------------------ ~------------+ | Regular-milled long grain 1-¾ to 2 cups 15 minutes | |

: | | Regular-milled medium 1-½ to 1-¾ cups 15 minutes | | or short grain

: | | Brown 2 to 2-½ cups 45-50 minutes | |

: | | Parboiled 2 to 2-½ cups 45-50 minutes | |

: | | Precooked, flavored Follow package | | or seasoned mixes

: directions | +------------------------------------------------------ -------------+ MICROWAVE OVEN INSTRUCTIONS =========================== Combine 1 cup rice, liquid (see chart), 1 teaspoon salt (optional) and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine (optional) in a 2- to 3-quart microproof baking dish.

Cover and cook on HIGH, 5 Minutes or until boiling. Reduce setting to MEDIUM (50% power) and cook 15 minutes (20 minute for parboiled rice and 30 minutes for brown rice). Fluff with fork.

Source: "Veg-able Rice" Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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