There are many ways to make good brown rice taste good and healthy, learning How To Cook Brown Rice on the stove will help you not rely on modern pots like Instant Pot or Rice Cookers and make your rice more fluffy, fragrant after cooking.
1. How to Cook Brown Rice on the Stove
- 1 cup of brown rice (soaked)
- 1 1/2 cups of water.
Step 1: Add brown rice to a large mixing bowl or pot and cover with twice the amount of lukewarm water (1 cup rice + 2 cups water). Soak uncovered at room temperature for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Step 2: Add water and rice to a medium saucepan, the ratio is 1 cup of brown rice and 1 1/2 cup of water. To make the rice flavorsome, you may season it with salt and spices. You can also add oil/butter and substitute the water with chicken/vegetable broth.
Step 3: Put the pot on the stove uncovered, turn the heat to high, and bring it to a boil.
Step 4: Once your water is boiling, turn the heat to a simmer and cover it with a lid. If your lid has a hole or steam valve, cover it with a little cloth. Let the rice cook at a simmer for about 30 minutes.
Step 5: After about 30 minutes of cooking, turn off the heat and let the rice sit for 10 minutes to absorb all the excess water. Then open the lid and fluff the rice before serving or make some recipes using brown rice.
Brown rice is a low-calorie, gluten-free, zero-transfat, cholesterol-free, and highly fibrous whole grain. It helps keep the cholesterol levels low, aids digestion, and safeguards from blood clot formation. Moreover, compared to white rice, it is better for those having diabetes.
Now that you know how to cook brown rice soft? If you are still not confident. Okay, read one more time recipe I outlined above before really preparing a delicious meal for my family.
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