Once or twice a week, we try to cook something healthy. Although, we don’t eat out that much, and whatever we make at home, is quite healthy, but when I decide to switch to brown sugar from white sugar or from butter to olive oil, that means I am on a full time getting healthy and fit spree. That is the time when my hubs and kiddo hide behind the couch or a closet, since that’s what I am going to feed them.
So, this time it was switching from white rice to brown rice at least once a week. As soon as I found out the health benefits of brown rice, I was all gaga over making this healthy grain. Even though white rice was once brown rice but the process to convert makes it lose lots of it’s nutritional value.
Well, I got myself a big bag of nice brown rice. Thinking it was just as simple to cook as white rice, I followed the whole white rice cooking procedure.
And that, my friends, was a big mistake!
Yeah, cooking brown rice is not that simple. In my first and later attempts, they looked too mushy and overmixed.
After a lot of researching, many youtube videos and online recipes later, I found my kind of perfect recipe at Saveur. Yes, my family really liked the perfectly cooked brown rice. It has been happily incorporated in our weekly meal plans.
Adapted from: Saveur
Boiled Brown Rice Recipe
- Yield: 2 cups
- Prep: 1/2 min
- Cook: 30 mins
- Ready In: 41 mins
- Rinse rice in a strainer under cold running water for few seconds, swirling the rice around with your hand.
- Bring water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. When water boils, add the rice.
- Turn heat to medium and boil, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- After 30 minutes, pour the rice into a strainer over the sink.
- Let the rice drain for couple of seconds, then return it to the pot, off the heat.
- Immediately cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and set it aside to allow the rice to steam for 10 minutes. Make sure that the pot lid is extremely tight and pot is tightly sealed.
- After ten minutes, uncover rice, fluff with spoon or fork, and season with salt to taste.