Cooking Tips: When preparing rice: Adding lemon peel shortly before rice has finished cooking gives it a light, bright flavor. For perfect pilafs, saute rice in oil to firm and toast the starchy exterior. Here are some quick tips for cooking with Thai Jasmine: Seasonings typically paired with Jasmine Rice include: lemongrass, cilantro, hot chilies, fish sauce, limes or lemons, basil, coconut milk, nuts, fruits, garlic, shallots and hot and flavorful curries. Cooked Jasmine Rice remains soft when chilled, making it an excellent choice for salads or silky rice puddings. Microwave: Cooking Directions in the Microwave: 1. In a 2 quart microwave-safe dish, combine 1-3/4 cups water and 1 cup rice (It is recommended that only 1 cup rice be prepared in the microwave at a time. Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate). 2. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power; microwave for 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cooking Directions on the Stove: 1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil (Cooking Measurement Chart: Rice: 1 cup; 2 cups; 3 cups. Water: 1-1/2 cups; 3 cups; 4-1/2 cups. Yield: 3 cups; 6 cups; 9 cups. Servings (3/4 cup cooked:4; 8; 12.). 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. For drier rice, use 1/4 cup less water. For moister rice, use 1/4 cup more water.