With such wide varieties of rice available, from white rice to basmati rice, it’s not always easy to get that desired fluffy texture. Luckily, with Minute Rice®, cooking great-tasting rice has never been easier!
In today’s post, we’ll look at how to cook Instant Minute Rice® and Rice cup varieties.
Cooking Minute Instant Rice®
Instant Minute Rice® is pre-cooked and dried before being packaged; this means it cooks up half the time as regular rice. Although the cooking instructions for all of our Instant varieties are pretty similar, there are a few nuances that you should know.
White Rice & Jasmine Rice
If you’re cooking Minute Instant White, Basmati or Jasmine Rice varieties, you’ll want to boil your water before adding in your rice. Once the water has boiled, put the rice in, stir, cover and remove from the heat. Wait for 5 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed, then you can fluff the rice up and serve!
Water to Rice Ratio
When cooking Minute Instant Rice® varieties, you’ll want to use a water/rice ratio of 1:1, so one cup of water to one cup of rice.
Cooking Minute Instant Rice® in the Microwave
You can also prepare Instant Minute Rice® in the microwave if you don’t have access to a stove. Still using the 1:1 water/rice ratio, put your rice and water into a microwave-safe bowl and heat on a high setting. However long you need to cook your Instant Rice will depend on how big the serving is:
- For two servings, heat the rice for 6 minutes.
- For four servings, heat the rice for 8 minutes.
- For six servings, heat the rice for 10 minutes.
Cooking Instant Minute Rice® in an Instant Pot
If you cook your Minute Instant Rice® in an instant pot, you’ll want to use the same 1:1 water/rice ratio. Once you have measured and combined your water and rice, stir them and set the cooker to ‘Manual’ with high pressure. If you cook white rice, heat for one minute; for brown rice, heat for five minutes. Once the rice is cooked, use the ‘Quick Release’ function to release the steam, fluff the rice and serve!
Minute Instant Rice® Recipes
Minute Microwavable Rice Cups
Minute Rice Cups® offer an even quicker and simpler way to prepare your rice. These cups are ready after just one minute in the microwave. Before heating them, remove the film from the cup, empty the contents into a microwave-safe bowl, and break up any clumps with a fork. You’ll also want to add a small teaspoon of water as well.
These cups are ready after just one minute in the microwave. They offer you an even quicker and simpler way to prepare your rice. Before heating them, remove the film from the cup, empty the contents into a microwave-safe bowl, and break up any clumps with a fork. You’ll also want to add a small teaspoon of water as well.
Recipe Ideas With Minute Rice® Cups
With these microwavable Minute Rice® Cups, you can make plenty of tasty recipes like this Microwave Egg Fried Rice.
Now, hopefully, you feel more confident cooking rice in the kitchen. For more great-tasting recipes you can make with Minute Rice®, take a look at our quick tips.