Brown Rice is one of the easiest whole grains to introduce into daily meals. It can be incorporated into many different types of dishes such as stir-frys, soups, stews, and salads. The nutritional value in brown rice is higher than in regular white rice because the grain is left intact. Brown rice is a healthy option. Today, so let me show you how to cook brown rice in 2 easy ways, on the stove, and in a rice cooker.
Notice: You must soaking brown rice.It will helps to remove some of the naturally-occurring phytic acid in the grain, which helps improve digestibility and speed cook time.
To soak: Add 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.
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 cups of water
How to cook brown rice on the stove
Measure out 1 cup of brown rice and transfer to a strainer or a bowl and rinse with cool water to remove any debris and excess starch. Drain.
Add water and rice to a medium saucepan.
Put the pot on the stove uncovered and turn the heat to high and bring it to a boil.
Once your water is boiling, turn the heat to a simmer and cover 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 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes of cooking time, or once the water has been completely absorbed by the rice, remove from the heat and fluff the rice with a fork. Cover the pot back up with the lid, and let it steam for an additional 10-15 minutes. Fluff the brown rice once more before serving.
How to Cook Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker:
To cook brown rice in a rice cooker, start by rinsing and draining 1 cup of brown rice.
Transfer the rinsed brown rice to your rice cooker and combine with 2 cups water and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Turn the rice cooker on the Brown Rice setting, or set a timer for 30 minutes.
Fluff the brown rice with a fork before serving.
Cooking brown rice on the stovetop or in a rice cooker is a fine art and it requires a bit of attention towards the end, to make sure you get that perfectly cooked and fluffed brown rice to serve for dinner.