Not many people know how to cook brown rice and have it come out well. This is mainly because brown rice requires a bit more special preparation to get it done. In fact there are a number of various ways in which you can cook your brown rice well. If you have cooked brown rice before but have been dissatisfied with the texture, find out the best tips on cooking brown rice below.
It’s Easy to Cook Brown Rice! Here’s How
It is easy for most people to cook perfect batches of steamed white rice, be it in a rice cooker, oven or on a stove. However, when it comes to learning how to cook brown rice perfectly, they tend to come up short. The good news however is that it is possible to cook a perfect batch of brown rice that is tender without coming out all mushy and inedible.
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Learning how to cook brown rice is not rocket science. In fact, once you learn the basics, you should have a perfect batch of brown rice in no time. What’s more, once you get the recipe right, you are able to have your batch of brown rice coming out with separated grains, instead of having them all stuck together.
One of the most efficient ways of learning how to cook brown rice is by using a stove. This cooking procedure lasts about 35 minutes from when you begin to cook the brown rice, to when it is ready to eat. Note that 35 minutes is pretty good for cooking brown rice, whether it is short grain or long grain brown rice.
- To begin, measure out your brown rice using the ratio of 1.5 cups of water to a single cup of rice. When cooking a single batch of brown rice, you may also use the measurements of 3c of rice cooked in 4.5c of water.
- Next, pour some water in a pot and place your brown rice inside the water. Switch on the stove to maximum heat and bring the water to a boil with the pot remaining uncovered.
- After letting the rice cook uncovered for some time, place the lid on the pot and reduce the heat such that it is low enough to simmer. If the pot lid comes with a steam valve, you will need to keep this closed. Thereafter, you may allow the rice to simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Next, turn the heat off and leave the rice inside the covered pot for another ten minutes or so. You may opt to let the rice sit a bit longer than 10 minutes to say 20-30 minutes, or even longer. The rule here is that the rice should be allowed to sit for a minimum of ten minutes and not any less. If you like your brown rice slightly chewy, without being mushy, try taking off the lid after the mandatory ten minutes is up.