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Ready Rice

It’s called “ready rice” for a reason: Microwave it for less than two minutes, right in the package it comes in, and it’s ready to eat. No question it’s fast, but does it taste good?

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It’s called “ready rice” for a reason: Microwave it for less than two minutes, right in the package it comes in, and it’s ready to eat. No question it’s fast, but does it taste good? Is it acceptable as a last-minute side dish? We tasted five national brands of white ready rice: three long grain, one medium grain, and one blend of long- and short-grain rice.

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