Hello! Today I want to share with you the best way to cook brown rice on the stove.
Rice is such a great addition to many types of meals – not to mention it’s great for a tight grocery budget – so learning to cook it well is important!
I’ll admit that this is not the most exciting recipe ever – after all, you just need brown rice and water haha – but knowing how to cook brown rice the right way is essential if you want it to turn out fluffy instead of sticky and chewy.
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The Best Way to Cook Brown Rice
I almost always cook brown rice instead of white. I even use it in my rice pudding. Why miss out on all the extra fiber and nutrients? I understand though why some people have a hard time making the switch – with some methods of cooking brown rice can end up chewy and sticky and just, well, not very yummy!
The most common way that I’ve seen for cooking any kind of rice is to put 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of water, bring the water to a boil, and then cover and let it simmer until the water is all absorbed.
However, it’s my opinion that if you use the above method with brown rice it won’t turn out as well as it could. (Or maybe I’m just really bad at cooking it that way – that is always a possibility!) 😉
I’m convinced that the method I’m about to tell you is definitely the best way to cook brown rice on the stove. Don’t believe me? Try it and see what you think!
- Brown rice
- Bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Rinse brown rice in cold water.
- Pour rice into boiling water; boil for 30 minutes, then remove from heat and drain.
- Cover pot and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Fluff rice and enjoy!
Like I said, in my opinion this is totally the best way to cook brown rice. It turns out nice and fluffy for me every time!
We enjoy brown rice with topped with chicken stir-fry, Teriyaki chicken, or as part of these fantastic southwest wraps! It’s also great to add a bit to a simple chicken soup to make it a bit more hearty.
How do you like to eat brown rice?
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