Tuesday, September 13, 2011

for Perfect Brown Rice, cook it like Pasta!

Light, fluffy, each individual grain cooked al dente- not too moist or mushy- perfect:

1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil

2. Rinse desired amount of (uncooked) brown rice under running water for a few seconds.

3. Add rice to boiling water, stir well, turn heat to medium and boil uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.

4. Pour rice into a fine strainer and let drain for a few seconds.

5. Return rice to original pot which should still be hot and dry. Cover. Let steam 10 minutes off the heat.

6. Uncover and gently fluff with a fork.

-ratio of rice to water must be at least 1:5

-rinsing uncooked rice under water before cooking rids the grains of any excess starch (which contributes to that unwanted sticky/mushy result)- no matter how you cook your rice, I recommend rinsing it first.

-to bring water to a boil twice as fast, cover the pot with a lid

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