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White Rice in Microwave

Stop babysitting the stove and ditch the rice cooker; the microwave makes fluffy rice perfectly every single time. All types of white rice (short or long grain, jasmine, basmati, etc.) work with this fail-proof cooking method.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.



  • Rice 

  • Water


Max Quantities

  • Medium Deep Dish: 1 cup 

  • Large Deep Dish: 2 cups



  • Rinse and drain rice before cooking.

  • Add rice to an Anyday Deep Dish and spread it in an even layer.

  • Add water in the proportion listed in the table.

  • Cover with the lid (knob lifted).

  • Cook in the microwave at the power level specified in the instructions.

  • Cook for the time listed, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender (test one grain to make sure).

  • If the rice is still too hard, add more time in 2-minute increments at the power level specified.

  • Allow the rice to rest for 5 minutes with the lid on to allow it to steam gently.

  • Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.


Grain ½ cup 1 cup 1 ½ cups 2 cups
Water ¾ cup 1 ⅓ cups 2 cups 2 ⅔ cups
Time 22 mins 22 mins 24 mins 25 mins


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  • Always use an Anyday Deep Dish to cook grains (the water will likely overflow in the Shallow Dishes). Do not cook more than the max quantities listed above. 

  • If it’s taking longer than expected, increase the power level by 1. If it’s bubbling over, decrease the power level by 1. 

  • To cook quantities not listed in the table, use a rice:water ratio of 1:1⅓.

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