Perfect Rice

Serves 4.

Preparation time 1 minute. Cooking time 12 minutes.

We used the Microsafe® jug.

Put into jug 1 cup medium or long grain rice and 2 cups hot water. Microwave without lid on high until cooked through (about 12 minutes). Remove from microwave. Cover with lid and let rest for 2 minutes. Fluff rice in jug using two forks.

Note: Do not rinse Basmati or Jasmine rice but short-grain rice is best rinsed first. Add garnish to rice while it is resting.

Savoury rice garnish ideas
100-gram can tuna in sauce and 2 chopped hard boiled eggs or lots of chopped parsley or mixed herbs or basil pesto or 1 cup fresh tomato sauce and 1/3 cup grated Parmesan.
Note: The plain rice can be spread out and left to dry for several hours to make the perfect base for fried rice.

Sweet Rice Ideas
Mix 1 cup rice with 2 cups rich custard (see our easy recipe) and some sultanas. Scatter with grated nutmeg.
Mix 1 cup thick Greek-style yoghurt and 1 cup chopped fresh fruit or frozen but thawed raspberries or mixed berries.

Note: If using rice for desserts and serving cold, be sure it is well cooked and soft as it will firm once chilled. This is great to put in a small Decor Tellfresh® storer and add to school lunches as a delicious treat.