Wednesday, 17 October 2012

How I do it: Perfect fluffy rice in microwave at kukskitchen

What is so difficult about cooking rice, one might say! but it comes with its own difficulties.

I have got a fool-proof microwave rice recipe to make the perfect fluffy rice each time.


Rice - 2 cups, I use basmati rice
Tap water - 4 1/4 cups
Oil / Butter / Ghee - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp


Add all the ingredients in a microwavable pot and cook for 15 minutes on full power. Once the 15 minutes is over use a fork to fluff up your rice. 
Best served ASAP.


- Keep checking, to see the water has evaporated, every rice is different, even from the same brand, in a different pack it could be different and some rice might need more water,. So add  2 tbsp at a time if u feel the rice needs water and is turning hard.

- For best results, wash ur rice in running tap water prior to cooking to remove extra starch and soak in tepid water for 30 minutes.

- Flavour up ur rice with anything at all - left over chick pea curry, masala of egg masala, some frozen veg( plus more salt), or anything that u might fancy.

- For best results, cover with a tight lid and stand for a further 5 mts.  Keep lid closed, do not stir (as it might break the extra long grain). When you are ready to serve, stir with a very delicate hand.

- If you are using it after it has been cooled down or been in refrigerator, sprinkle a little water before microwaving again. Alternatively, place a glass of water in the microwave along with your rice for a steamed effect.


  1. i have never dare to cook rice in microwave, this gives me some confidence :) useful post pretty woman

  2. Try it priya and let me know ketto. :-)

  3. Informative post Sherin,thanks for sharing.


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An excited mum, a  responsible doctor , a friend's friend , a thankful daughter, a thankful sister and a passionate singer,  an enthusiastic cook, food writer and food photographer . That's me in a nut shell.

A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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