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I would like to inform you that I AM MOVING.
...well, sort of. I have started a new blog, Oui Crochet, that focuses just on crochet, crochet patterns, and crochet resources. I am in the process of building it up as a one stop shop for all things crochet, and I am very excited about it. I hope you will come over and check out my progress. :)
I will be moving my patterns from this site, to my new site. My idea is to leave this site active, so that you can still access other aspects of this site. I will also leave a modified "introduction" post where each pattern is on this site, as to keep all links active and make it so that you can easily locate the pattern's new home. As an added bonus, you will also find new printable/downloadable versions of my patterns.
I apologize for any inconvenience, but I assure you, this change is a positive one. I look forward to seeing you at Oui Crochet.
Happy Crocheting!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Perfect Microwave Rice

Do you ever have times when your rice just doesn't quite turn out? Sometimes it's a little under done... sometimes it's a little mushy? I would normally suggest using a rice cooker to get your rice to turn out perfect every time. But, what if you don't have one? Or what if you just don't want to go through the hassle of digging it out of the bottom of the cupboard? Or what if you don't want to hassle with cleaning it? Or what if your counter space is limited?
That's a lot of what if's.
A better what if... What if you could cook it in the microwave?
You can.
AND it will be perfect every time!

(Note: You're gonna want to start with a clean microwave. The rice will steam uncovered in the microwave, so if there are food splatteres inside, well... that just wouldn't be good. No one wants bits of spaghetti sauce from lunch in their rice.)

Perfect Microwave Rice

What You Need:
A large, microwave safe bowl. (Make sure you have enough room for the rice to expand.)
2 cups white rice
3 1/2 cups water
butter and salt, if desired

What You Do:

  1. Put the rice in the bowl. Add the water. Add the salt and butter (if you are using it).
  2. Microwave UNCOVERED on high power for 10 minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE MICROWAVE DOOR. 
  3. Now, microwave it on medium power for 15 minutes. 
  4. Let it sit in the microwave for a couple of minutes before opening the door.
  5. Remove from microwave and fluff with a fork.
  6. Serve.

I'm sure you could substitute some or all of the water with a broth of your choosing, and you can add other seasonings, if desired.



  1. You just changed my whole entire world-- microwave Rice!!!

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