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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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.
• United States
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.
• United States
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.
• Hyderabad, India
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.