How to Cook Uncle Ben's Converted Rice

Uncle Ben's Converted Rice is parboiled, meaning that the rice grains were steamed before they were husked. This process infuses the grains with many nutrients that would otherwise have been thrown away with the husk. Because of the steaming process, parboiled rice requires a shorter cooking time than other varieties of rice. Like most types of rice, however, Uncle Ben's Converted Rice requires an exact volume of water and a fixed cooking time for the best results.

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Stove Top

Step 1

Stir together 1 cup of Uncle Ben's Converted Rice and 2-1/4 cups water in a medium saucepan.

Step 2

Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer the rice, covered, for 20 minutes.

Step 3

Remove the saucepan from the stove, without removing the cover, and let the rice stand at room temperature for five minutes. If the rice has not absorbed all of the water, let it stand for another three minutes and check again.

Step 4

Gently fluff the rice with a fork before serving.

Microwave

Step 1

Stir together 1 cup of Uncle Ben's Converted Rice and 2-1/4 cups of water in a medium, microwave-save bowl.

Step 2

Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe lid or plate and microwave on high for eight minutes.

Step 3

Stir the rice. Microwave on medium -- 50 percent -- power for another 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every five minutes. When most of the water has been absorbed, remove the bowl from the microwave.

Step 4

Let the rice stand, covered, at room temperature for five minutes. If the rice has not absorbed all of the water, let it stand for another three minutes and check again.

Step 5

Gently fluff the rice with a fork before serving.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium saucepan with lid

  • Fork

  • Medium microwave-safe bowl

Tip

These instructions make enough rice for four 1-cup servings.

The required microwave cooking time will vary based on the model.

Warning

Don't rinse rice before or after cooking or you risk losing vitamins.

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