Introduction: Perfect Rice in the Microwave
This instructable will teach you how to make the perfect steamed sushi rice in your microwave!
Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Supplies
The first thing to do is to gather all the supplies and ingredients that you will need to make the rice.
Microwave Rice Cooker
You can get these any where really. I got mine at my local Asian food store for about $5USD.'
Generally comes with the cooker
Sushi Grade Rice
Sushi grade rice works the best. The short grains stick together well after being cooked.
What you cook rice with...
Seasoned Rice Vinegar
To season the rice
Step 2: Measureing the Rice.
The second step is to measure out the rice that you are going to use.
For the sake of this tutorial, and my stomach, I am using 1/2cup rice and for water I will use 3/4cup.
When making rice, be careful not to make too much. Using 1 cup of uncooked rice will make about 3 cups of rice when cooked.
Rice to Water Ratios
1/2 cup rice to 3/4cup water
1 cup rice to 1 1/4 water
2 cups rice to 2 1/2 water
After you have measured the rice, put in in the cooker. Do not put the measured water in just yet.
Step 3: Rinse the Rice
The 3rd part is rinse the rice.
Even though the bag of rice says that rinsing is not required, I still do it any way.
Once you have put the rice in the cooker, run some clean tap water onto it. Don't add too much, just enough to cover the rice.
Once the rice is covered, swirl the cooker around. You will notice that the water becomes cloudy and looks like weak milk.
Using a sieve or the cover for the cooker, carefully drain the water off of the rice.
Step 4: Add the Water and Let Sit.
Now that the rice is clean and drained, you can go ahead and add the measured water.
Again, since I used 1/2cup rice, I will use 3/4cup of water. For the ratios check out step 2.
After you add the water, put the cover on the cooker and let sit for 30 minutes. This lets the rice soak up some water so it can become sticky.
Step 5: Cook the Rice!
Now that you let the sit for 30 minutes, it is time to cook it!
Place the cooker in the microwave and set it to cook for 10 minutes.
After it finishes cooking for 10 minutes, you can leave the cooker in the microwave for another 10 minutes. This lets it cool for a few minutes while allowing the rice to absorb some of the steam.
Step 6: Seasoning and Eating!
After the additional 10 minutes is up, you can take the cooker out of the microwave. Be careful because it could be still hot.
Stir the rice around (fluff it) with the rice paddle. If you want you can mix in some seasoned rice vinegar to taste. For this, I used about a teaspoon of the vinegar.
Once you seasoned it, you are free to do what ever you want with it! Make sushi, onigiri, or what ever else you want!