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How to cook Perfect Basmati Rice in a Microwave

Cooking perfect basmati rice in a microwave is really simple and it gives you well cooked rice where each grain of rice is separate . This is a quick method to cook rice.
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes .
  • Using a microwave safe bowl add the drained rice , 2 cups water , salt and fat .
  • Cover the bowl and place it in the microwave .
  • Microwave for 10 minutes on high power .
  • Remove the bowl and let stand covered for another 10 minutes .
  • You can now fluff the rice with a fork .
  • Rice is ready to be served .