If you are cooking minute rice on the stove, bring water to a boil, if you desire you can add tub margarine and salt to taste, stir in rice, cover. Remover from the heat. Let stand for five minutes. In the microwave Place water and rice in a microwave safe bowl. Hit the button for high according to serving 2 servings 6 minutes, 4 servings 8 minutes and 6 servings 10 minutes.