Cooking directions stovetop - preferred method:
Step 1: combine rice, contents of seasoning packet, 2 1/4 cups water and 1 Tbsp. butter or olive oil (optional) into a medium saucepan. Stir well.
Alternate cooking method-for best results, use stovetop cooking method.
1. Combine rice, contents of seasoning packet, 2 1/2 cups water and 1 Tbsp. butter or olive oil (optional) into a 2-qt microwave-safe glass bowl. Stir well.
2. Cover tightly with microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
3. Reduce to medium (50%) for 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from microwave. Let stand covered 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate. Adjust cooking time as needed.
Bring contents to a boil. Reduce heat (low to medium-low) and simmer covered 25 minutes or until water is absorbed.
To prepare two boxes: use 4 1/4 cups water and 2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil (optional) and follow steps 1 and 2 of the stovetop cooking directions.