Brown Rice

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This is Brown Rice cooked in Rice Cooker. There are several ways to cook Rice, our favourite one is to cook it in a Rice Cooker or Instant Pot.

Just follow the instructions that come with the cooker and you can cook rice like a pro in no time.


There are several ways to cook rice: steaming, boiling, pilaf, and risotto; all of which produce different results, different textures and flavours.

Rinse the rice. Soak the rice in cold water for 30 minutes. Soaking rice helps cook more evenly and shortens the cooking time. Make sure to drain the rice. Now the rice is ready to be cooked in any of the following methods below.

Steaming is best done in a heavy pot which will prevent the bottom layer of rice from scorching. For 1 cup of brown basmati rice, add 2 cups of water. Bring this to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir the rice occasionally to prevent it from sticking to itself and the bottom of the pot. Once the liquid comes to a boil, turn the heat to the lowest setting and cover with a tight-fitting lid to prevent the steam from escaping. Set a timer for 20 minutes (or the time listed in the cooking directions). Once the rice has absorbed all of the liquid, turn off the heat and keep it undisturbed for 10-30 minutes before serving for a fluffier texture. Resting allows the moisture to be redistributed.

The boiling method is much like cooking pasta and requires no measurement. In a pot bring plenty of liquid to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the rice and stir occasionally. Test the rice to see if it is cooked through and tender without being mushy. If it is too firm continue cooking and testing. Once done drain the rice. The disadvantage is that most of the nutrients are lost. It is not recommended for sticky rice.

With the pilaf method, rice is first sauteed in aromatics before a set amount of liquid is added; which makes the dish highly flavourful. It is covered and left to steam until done.

In risotto, rice is never rinsed as its outer starch is necessary to make the dish creamy. The grains are first toasted as in pilaf but the liquid is slowly added and the rice is frequently stirred to slightly coax out the starches. Once the grains have absorbed the necessary amount of liquid and cooked to the desired doneness, they are done. Mostly Italian rice is used for this purpose.

Besides using the pot, rice can also be cooked in a rice cooker, Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Be sure to follow the directions of the equipment used.



Brown rice