Boil: 1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil (cooking measurement chart). 2. Stir in rice (add 1 tbsp butter and 1 tsp salt per cup of uncooked rice, if desired). 3. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Microwave: Cooking Direction in the Microwave (it is recommended that only 1 cup rice be prepared in the microwave at a time. Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate). 1. In 2 quart microwave-safe dish, combine 2 cups water and 1 cup rice (add 1 tbsp butter and 1 tsp salt per cup of uncooked rice, if desired). 2. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Reduce settings to 50% power; microwave for 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. For drier, rice, use 1/4 cup less water. For moister rice, use 1/4 cup more water. Rice 1 cup, 2 cups 3 cups. Water 2 cups, 4 cups, 6 cups. Yield 3 cups, 6 cups, 9 cups. Serving (3/4 cup cooked) 4, 8, 12. Cooking Direction on the Stove To retain vitamins, do not rinse before or drain after cooking. Pull to open.