Cooking Directions on the Stove: 1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. 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 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Cooking Measurement Chart: 1 cup Rice: 1-1/2 cups water; yield 3 cups; 4 servings (3/4 cup cooked). 2 cups Rice: 3 cups water; yield 6 cups; 8 servings (3/4 cup cooked); 3 cups Rice: 4-1/2 cups water; yield 9 cups; 12 servings (3/4 cup cooked). For drier rice, use 1/4 cup less water. For moister rice, use 1/4 cup more water. Cooking Directions in the Microwave: 1. In a 2 quart microwave-safe dish, combine 1-3/4 cups water and 1 cup rice. 2. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power; microwave for 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. It is recommended that only 1 cup rice be prepared in the microwave at a time. Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate. Cooking Tips: When preparing rice, Adding lemon peel shortly before rice has finished cooking gives it a light, bright flavor. For perfect pilafs, saute rice in oil to firm and toast and starchy exterior. Here are some quick tips for cooking with Thai Jasmine: Seasoning typically paired with jasmine rice include: lemongrass, cilantro, hot chilies, fish sauce, limes or lemons, basil, coconut milk, nuts, fruits, garlic, shallots and hot and flavorful curries. Cooked jasmine rice remains soft when chilled, making it an excellent choice for salads or silky rice puddings.