Brown rice

@nela13 (664)
Portugal
December 4, 2017 5:31pm CST
I want to eliminate white rice from my diet and eat healthier food. I am trying to cook brown rice but It takes ages to cook and I feel like I am doing something wrong. I put much more water then in white rice and let It cook for an hour but at the end, besides It tastes good, I think It needed mor time to cook. I won't give up, I know healthy food requires more work but I really think It worth. Can you please share with me your secrets to cook brown rice?
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@allen0187 (27504)
• Philippines
4 Dec
Soak the brown in water first for at least ten minutes. Drain. For every cup of brown rice, use 1.5 cups. Anything over that will make the rice mushy. Cook in high heat and leave it uncovered. Once you are able to bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to low/medium and cover the pot. Let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Leave it longer if you want a better consistency in your rice.
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
Thank you, I will try the way you explained.
@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
Thank you, I will try the way you explained.
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@allen0187 (27504)
• Philippines
5 Dec
@nela13 good luck!
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@much2say (35412)
• United States
4 Dec
I cheat - I use a rice cooker . I basically double the amount of liquid (I use either water or broth) - and the rice cooker does it's thing. I also let it "sit" after it is done - let it steam in itself for like 15 minutes.
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
I don't have the rice cooker
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@much2say (35412)
• United States
5 Dec
@nela13 I had to get one . . . I am not good at making rice over the stove for some reason.
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@NJChicaa (29917)
• United States
4 Dec
Brown rice will never get as soft as white rice. It will always have a little "chew" because it still has the husk on it which is where all of the fiber and nutrients are. . . which is why it is healthier. Just follow the cooking instructions on the bag/box for the rice to water ratio and cooking time. You can also substitute vegetable or chicken stock for the water to give the rice extra flavor if you want.
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
Yeah, it always have a little "heart" like we say here.
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@just4him (91769)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
I buy the Minute brown rice. Like the Minute white rice, it takes a little longer, but only a minute or so more.
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
Never heard about that minute rice, I need to check if it is for sale in my country.
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@just4him (91769)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
@nela13 I hope it is. Otherwise, the only thing to do is hope it gets easier for you cooking long grain brown rice.
@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Dec
There is no secret about it. Using the rice cooker and everything will be done well automatically
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
I don't have the rice cooker
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Dec
@nela13 Then it is a little difficult since it is easy to be burned if cooking with a stove. But perhaps you can try to cook it with the microwave oven. The rice container for microwave oven may be available in the supermarket and you shall get one.
@Shavkat (46777)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I am not sure how it was being cooked. All I know it can be cooked the same way for white rice. It is a good choice and healthier to consume.
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
It is healthier for sure.
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@Shavkat (46777)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@nela13 I do agree with that.
@Tina30219 (26621)
• Onaway, Michigan
5 Dec
Sorry this happens to you I don’t cook brown rice we eat white rice sorry can’t help you out
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
I used to eat white rice but It has been associated with diabetes and that is the main health problem in my family history.
@Tina30219 (26621)
• Onaway, Michigan
5 Dec
@nela13 Ah yeah best to get rid of it and go to the Brown then.
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@shivamani10 (10654)
• Hyderabad, India
5 Dec
In India, in most of the villages the brown rice is preferred. They are rich in Protein. You might be knowing pretty well about the various health benefits. The very secret of cooking them is that they should be kept and soaked in water for about 10;15 minutes before cooking. They become very soft and tasty also. If you do not like to cook them pasty and very soft, add half a spoon of rock salt while cooking.
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
So I need to soak It in water before cooking it, Thank you so much
@rina110383 (23095)
5 Dec
I don't know how to cook brown rice though I love eating them.
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
I think it tastes better than the white.
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@franxav (3728)
4 Dec
Perhaps a pressure cooker will lessen the time to cook brown rice.
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
I know some people use the pressure cooker, but I don't like it.
@Kandae11 (26912)
4 Dec
It does need more time, and of course it won't have the same texture as white rice. I just let it cook until it is soft enough to suit me.
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@nela13 (664)
• Portugal
5 Dec
Yes, it needs more time to cook.