No-Fail Microwavable Rice

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Rice Pilaf
1/4 cup butter
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 small onion diced (optional)
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
Salt to taste

Sauté rice and onion in butter over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until rice has started to brown and gives off a nutty aroma. You can add a handful of slivered almonds when sautéing the rice if desired.

Add rice and broth to a 1-quart baking dish.  Salt to taste if necessary (you want the broth to be as salty as you want your rice).

Cover dish with a fitted lid and microwave on high for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 50% then microwave for an additional 10 minutes.  Fluff rice with a fork before serving. 

*You can also cook, covered, in the oven at 350 degrees for one hour.


Brown Rice
1/4 cup butter
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 small onion diced (optional)
2 10.5-oz. cans Beef Consommé

Sauté rice and onion in butter over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until rice has started to brown and gives off a nutty aroma.

Add rice and consommé to a 1-quart baking dish. 

Cover dish with a fitted lid and microwave on high for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 50% then microwave for an additional 10 minutes.  Fluff rice with a fork before serving. 

*You can also cook, covered, in the oven at 350 degrees for one hour.


Mexican Rice
1/4 cup butter
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 small onion diced (optional)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
Salt to taste

Sauté rice and onion in butter over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.  Add garlic and continue cooking until rice has started to brown and gives off a nutty aroma (about 5 minutes total cooking time).

Add rice, broth and chili powder to a 1-quart baking dish.  Salt to taste if necessary (you want the broth to be as salty as you want your rice).

Cover dish with a fitted lid and microwave on high for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 50% then microwave for an additional 10 minutes.  Fluff rice with a fork before serving. 

*You can also cook, covered, in the oven at 350 degrees for one hour.