How To Cook Brown Rice Perfectly – Delicious And Soft

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.

How To Cook Brown Rice


  • 1 cup brown rice 
  • 2 cups of water

How to cook brown rice on the stove

Step 1:

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.

Step 3:

Put the pot on the stove uncovered and 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 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.

Step 5:

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: 

Step 1.

To cook brown rice in a rice cooker, start by rinsing and draining 1 cup of brown rice.

Step 2.

Transfer the rinsed brown rice to your rice cooker and combine with 2 cups water and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Step 3.

Turn the rice cooker on the Brown Rice setting, or set a timer for 30 minutes.

Step 4.

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.