Measurement Chart: For drier rice, use 1/4 cup less water. For moister rice, use 1/4 cup more water. 1 Cup rice, 2 cups water makes 3 cups - 4 Servings (3/4 cup cooked) 2 Cups rice, 4 cups water makes 6 cups - 8 Servings (3/4 cup cooked) 3 Cups rice, 6 cups water makes 9 cups - 12 Servings (3/4 cup cooked) To retain vitamins, do not rinse before or drain after cooking. Directions: Stove top: 1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. 2. Stir in rice (Add tub margarine and salt, if desired). 3. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Microwave: (It is rmended that only 1 cup rice be prepared in the microwave at a time. Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate) - 1. In a 2 quart microwave-safe dish combine 2 cups water and 1 cup rice (Add tub margarine and salt, if desired). 2. Cover and microwave on High for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50percent power, microwave for 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Gender: unisex.