Mahatma Rice Cooking Instructions

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On Stove Directions: Bring 1-2/3 cups of water and 1 tablespoon olive oil to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in Mahatma rice mix. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Fluff lightly with fork and serve. Microwave Directions: In a 1-1/2 quart microwave safe dish, combine 1-2/3 cups hot water, 1 tablespoon olive oil and Mahatma rice mix. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power and microwave for 17 minutes. Fluff lightly with fork and serve. If your microwave does not have variable power settings, follow manufacturers directions.

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  1. In a saucepan, bring 1 ½ cups water to a boil.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of rice. If desired, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt per cup of uncooked rice. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  3. For drier rice, use ¼ cup less water.
  4. For moister rice, used ¼ cup more water.

Rice for Paella Tuna and Artichoke Paella

There is only one Authentic Spanish Paella but there are many similar varieties you can make that are simple and delicious. You can add seafood, meat, veggies or a mixture but each of them have one common factor, Mahatma® Parboiled Medium Grain Rice, especially meant for Paella.

For dishes that require a spoon, the rice should be sautéed with the other ingredients in a large skillet and then boiled in 4 times the ratio of water/broth to rice. Try it out for yourself in a delicious Chicken and Rice Soup.

Not too dry, not too soup, rice that’s thick and creamy and just right. The rich consistency that ties all of the ingredients together. These types of rice recipes are what you might think of when you make Creamy Mushroom Risotto.

Cooking rice in the oven is a practical alternative as you can leave the plate almost ready before adding the final touches. This Southwest Chicken and Rice Casserole combine cooked rice, chicken and fresh vegetables in a dish topped with sauce and cheese baked in the oven till it’s just right.

These dishes require stir-frying the rice, ingredients, and sauces all together over high heat. A perfect Fried Rice dish should leave the rice granules separate and al dente, so for best results, we recommend using our white rice or our flavored Ready To Heat Products.

Make restaurant-style wok vegetables and meat at home! The trick is to use a wok instead of a skillet to sauté the ingredients and always over high heat. Normally, it is used to give the dish a more oriental touch but use your skills and extend that to a Mexican Beef Stir Fry.

In a dish like Rice and Chickpea Salad, the rice should be loose and flavorful. We recommend you rinse the rice first, boil it to al dente and then rinse it again once it is finished. You can even cook it beforehand so that it has time to cool and as a special touch, use our seasoned rice mixes for added texture, flavor and color.

Originating in the Middle East, Rice Pilaf is a typical Indian dish that can be used as a side or as a base for other oriental plates. To prepare, use classic white rice or a long grain variation, which should first be sautéed with onion and garlic before adding the broth. Add in your favorite spices, vegetables, and legumes to taste.

Just be sure you have the correct rice for the right purpose or recipe you are preparing. Never disturb the rice during cook time. Some other reasons could be: correct measurement of rice and water, inadequate simmer or cook time, correct pot size, appropriate burner size. For exact water and rice proportions please refer to the measurement panel on the bag.

Mahatma Rice products were developed for cooking at sea level. For higher altitudes (3,000 ft or higher) liquid amounts and cooking times need to increase.

Yes! Be sure to visit our recipe section for a recipe on stuffed bell peppers and more.

Yes, see glossary for definition of Converted®. If your recipe requires parboiled rice, be sure you cook with the appropriate amount of liquid. Parboiled rice requires more liquid to prepare: 1 Cup parboiled rice; plus 2 ¼ Cups of Liquid; Yields about 3 cups of cooked rice.

For rice pudding and sushi, use medium or short grain rice. For a rice pilaf, use long grain rice.

Rice Desserts Traditional Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche or Rice Pudding is a classic recipe that many different countries call their own. The trick to making sweet rice is to cook at a low temperature for a longer time and monitor it carefully so that it has an extra creamy texture when finished.


What is the ratio of water to rice?

Use the right ratio of water.

Add 2 parts water and 1 part rice to a large pot. For slightly firmer rice, use 1 part liquid to 2/3 parts rice.

Does Mahatma rice need to be rinsed?

Is rinsing or washing Mahatma® White Rice necessary? No, the rinsing removes the enrichment.

How long does Mahatma rice take to cook?

To prepare rice in a conventional oven use a shallow pan, add boiling liquid, rice, stir, cover and bake at 350°F. Cook long grain rice for 25 to 30 minutes; parboiled rice 30 to 40 minutes; and brown rice 50 to 60 minutes.

How much water do you use per cup of rice?

Combine rice and water in a pot: For most long-grain and medium-grain rice, pair 1 cup rice and 1⅓ cups water. For short-grain rice, use 1 cup rice and 1 cup water. For most brown rice, combine 1 cup rice and 1¾ cups water.

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