I know we just talked about every detail that goes into making the perfect pot of rice, but sometimes you need to eat something fast. In those moments, you can quickly cook a small bowl of rice in the microwave. To do this, add your (rinsed!) rice to a bowl, add some water, and secure a lid over top (do not seal it). Microwave for about nine minutes, then let it rest for about three minutes — that's it! See step-by-step directions here.