Long grain rice can be a nice addition to a meal. If you are in a hurry, out of room on the stove or only have a microwave to cook with, you can cook your long grain rice in the microwave quickly and easily. Use brown rice to add whole grains to your meal, which are a good source of fibre and a heart healthy choice for your diet.
Mix 1 cup of rice and 2-1/4 cups of water in a microwave safe dish. If desired, you can add 1 tsp of salt and 1 tbsp of margarine or butter to add flavour.
Cover the dish and cook the rice on high for a full 5 minutes or until the water is boiling.
Reset the microwave to 1/2 power or medium and cook the rice for 30 minutes. Use a fork to fluff the rice before serving.