Cooking guide for brown rice

How To Cook Brown Rice Perfectly Every Time

How To Cook Brown Rice

The secret to cooking perfect brown rice lies in getting the water to brown rice ratio correct. Once you get that correct, it’s only a matter of turning off the heat when the rice is done.

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The Method

The method I use to cook perfect brown rice every time is called the absorption method. I find it is the easiest and most consistent way to cook brown rice, and it eliminates the guesswork. The absorption method involves turning the heat down after an initial boil and cooking more slowly. It reduces the potential to over-cook the rice as can be the case with the boiling method.

So, what is the best water to rice cooking ratio?

I have found we get the best results with 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Put 1 cup brown rice and 2 cups water in a saucepan with lid.
  2. When water starts to boil, turn heat down to a simmer, and cover.
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed and there is no water standing at the bottom of the pan.
  4. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Serve.

Perfect rice every time.

This is the last post in our series of how to cook Quinoa, Cous Cous, Lentils, and Brown Rice.

Let us know if there are other simple techniques you would like us to write about.





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Published on: March 16, 2016

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2 Responses to How To Cook Brown Rice Perfectly Every Time

  1. Best says:

    Thanks for the article Jeff, I was struggling to find accurate times for cooking brown rice.

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