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 a 2 quart microwave-safe dish, combine 1-3/4 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 setting to 50% power; microwave for 10 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 1-1/2, 3 cups, 4-1/2 cups. Yield 3 cups 6 cups 9 cups. Serving (3/4 cup cooked) 4, 8, 12. 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 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Cooking Direction on the Stove.