Add the shallot, butter, rice, water, coconut milk, and salt to the Anyday dish and stir to combine.
Cover with the lid (knob lifted), and cook in the microwave at Power Level 3
Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels.
Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.
For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.
Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:
PL 10 = 100% = High (default)
PL 9 = 90% = High
PL 8 = 80% = Med-High
PL 7 = 70% = Med-High
PL 6 = 60% = Medium
PL 5 = 50% = Medium
PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low
PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low
PL 2 = 20% = Low
PL 1 = 10% = Low
You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.
for 24-25 minutes, or until the liquid is almost fully absorbed and the rice is cooked through and tender. Once cooked, let the rice rest for 5 minutes with the lid still on for the rest of the liquid to absorb.
Fluff the rice with a fork and enjoy.
Serving suggestions & tips
If it’s taking longer than expected, increase the power level by 1. If it’s bubbling over or the lid is lifting, decrease the power level by 1.
Add curry leaves and toasted cashews for a delicious twist.
Add some lemongrass or makrut lime leaves for extra aromatic rice.
For a sweet dessert, serve with ripe mango and a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk.