Simmer: Cooking Directions on the Stove: 1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil (Cooking Measurement Chart: For drier rice, use 1/4 cup less water. For moister rice, use 1/4 cup more water. Rice: 1 cup; 2-1/2 cups water; 3-1/2 cups yield; 5 servings [3/4 cup cooked]. 2 cups; 5 cups water; 7 cups yield; 9 servings [3/4 cup cooked]. 3 cups; 7-1/2 cups water; 10-1/2 cups yield; 14 servings [3/4 cup cooked]). 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 45 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Microwave: Cooking Directions 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 2-1/2 quart microwave-safe dish, combine 3 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 10 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power; microwave for 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes.