Perfect Brown Rice
Perfect Brown Rice
If you follow these directions, your rice will be perfect every time.
dry brown rice
about 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
dash Kosher or sea salt
pan with a good lid
For every 1 cup of rice, you need 1 ¾ cups of cold water, 1 TBS olive oil, and 1 tsp salt.
Add the quantities of the rice and water, and you will get your yield. For instance, 1 cup of rice and 1 ¾ cups of water will yield 2 ¾ cups of cooked rice.
In a saucepan, mix the rice, water, and salt.
Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir. Put the lid on the pan and lower the heat to low.
Do not lift the lid. The steam cooks the rice.
Cook for exactly 45 minutes.
Remove from heat.
2 ¾ cups of cooked rice will serve as a good side portion for 6 servings.
|Very high in manganese
Low in saturated fat
Very low in sodium
You can cook the rice in chicken broth, add bouillon to the water, add spices and seasonings…as long as your liquid to rice ratio is as above, then you can play with seasoning all you want and it shouldn’t hurt the outcome.
If you use broth, there’s no need to add oil to the water.
I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe. Did you make it? Did you enjoy it? Did you make any adjustments to it?
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And then there’s my way… I use a rice cooker. :)
For my brown rice, I use the Trader Joe’s brown jasmine rice. I put 1 1/2 cups of rice into the pot, add water to the ‘2’ line, plus about halfway to the ‘3’ line… put the lid on, push the button, and walk away. he he…. It cooks it perfectly every single time.
Oh… and my rice cooker is a little red one from Target that is only about $15. It’s awesome!
I look at rice cookers all the time and wonder if they’re worth it. You’re the first person I’ve ever heard feedback from about it. Thank you!
my mil got me a rice cooker last yr for xmas…i was SO disappointed in it b/c it was something i never wanted. ive used it twice now…my mil LOVES it though!
i think i will use it more now b/c im trying to get away from processed food. just need to find some good rice side dish recipes!
id tell a little bird you want one…maybe it will make its way to your husband’s ear! hehe
I was just telling my mom that I can’t cook rice to save my life. She laughed at me and asked how do you mess up rice? Told her I don’t know what I did but I’ve made some really bad rice in the past. Now I use those steam bags. Easy and perfect portion for me. One day I’ll really tackle rice!
umm…if you’ve been reading my blog, my rice cooker died! I was so sad to see it go, as i used it ALL THE TIME! and now here i am reading your recipe yet again b/c i needed to know the ratio to make it on the stove!