How to Cook Rice in LG Microwave-How to Cook Basmati Rice In The Microwave
Cuisine: Indian
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  • ½ Cup=125 grams Long Grain Basmati Rice
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • 1 Cup=250 ml Water
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice (Optional)
  1. Always use Microwave safe glass bowl with a lid (*We are using Borosil). This glass bowl is available in any online store
  2. Now, add rice to the glass bowl and wash and clean under running tap water.
  3. Add 1 Cup Water. We are using 1 Cup=250 ml water for ½ Cup rice. Soak rice for 15-20 mins
  4. After 20 mins, place the glass bowl in the microwave. Place the bowl exactly at the center of the plate. Cook uncovered for 5 mins
  5. Mode: Micro Mode
  6. Power: 900 Watts
  7. Time: 8 mins (for ½ Cup rice)
  8. Press Start
  9. After 5 mins, remove the glass bowl. Add Lemon Juice and mix. Put the glass bowl back in the microwave. Cover with the glass lid and cook for remaining 3 mins
  10. After 3 mins, remove from microwave and give a standing time of 3 mins.
  11. Standing Time: In any Microwave recipe, standing time is very important. After cooking time, remove the bowl from microwave and place it on a flat surface.Keep the food covered during this standing time. During standing time, food at the center is cooked by heat distribution. During this time food gets cooked completely right to the centre. Always Respect the Standing time specified in the recipe!!
  12. After 3 mins of standing time,steamed rice is ready to be served.
  13. Tip of the Day: Add ½ tsp Lemon Juice while making steamed rice. Add ½ tsp Lemon Juice while making steamed rice. This will help in maintaining the texture of cooked rice and cooked rice will be whiter in color.
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