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Perfect Microwave White Rice

Perfect Microwave Rice recipe is crazy easy (with no special equipment!) and turns out even fluffier than it does from a stovetop.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Microwave Rice
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Dorm Room Cook Staff


  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter , or 2 teaspoons oil


  • Add rice, water, and butter to a large microwave-safe bowl.
  • Cook on high, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Cook on 40% power, uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Let sit 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork and serve.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg