How to cook brown rice

Cooking brown rice can be a little tricky. Unlike white rice, brown rice still has mineral-rich layers of bran, because of which it takes longer to cook than white rice. Cooking brown rice in vegetable or chicken broth instead of water will give it extra flavor.    

                Difficulty Level: Easy             Time required: 2 hours

Here's how:


1.       Soak 1 cup of brown rice for 1 hour and drain.

2.       Add the rice to a medium-sized saucepan and cook, uncovered, on medium-high heat until the rice is dry (2 - 3 minutes). Stir in a small amount of salt if desired.

3.       While dry cooking the rice, bring a kettle of water to a boil. Add 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 cups of this boiling water to the rice and wait for the water to boil again.

4.       When the water has returned to a full boil, turn the heat down to medium-low (a range setting of about 3). Cover and cook the rice until the water is fully absorbed (about 40 minutes). Do not stir.

5.       Remove the rice from the heat, and let sit, still covered, for at least 10 minutes.

6.       Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.


What you need:

•   Brown rice

•  A medium-sized saucepan, with lid