If you are looking for an easy side dish to go with dinner, brown rice is definitely a great option. It’s cheap, very versatile, and tastes really good. It has become one of our go-to side dishes, both on weekdays and weekends.
For the longest time, I thought that I didn’t like brown rice because before I learned how to make it the right way, I had my fair share of flavorless, mushy, and hard brown rice. I thought it was one of those things that you either loved or hated, but what I found is that how it is cooked actually matters.
Brown rice can go from fluffy and flavorful to hard and bland, depending on how it is made. Unfortunately following the packaged instructions on the back of a brown rice bag, won’t typically result in a good pot of rice.
With lots of trial and error, I have come up with a method for cooking brown rice that yields perfect, fluffy brown rice every time. It’s so good! The best brown rice I’ve ever had actually. I wanted to come on today and share step by step instructions for making delicious brown rice!
Ingredients You Will Need For This Recipe:
1 Cup of Whole Grain Brown Rice
2 ½ Cups of Vegetable or Chicken Broth (Unsalted)
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
Quick Note: If you are using vegetable or chicken broth that is salted, don’t add salt or your rice will be too salty.
How To Cook Brown Rice |Step By Step Instructions:
Rinse your rice. Rinsing prevents the rice from sticking together and becoming clumpy. Simply rinse and drain the rice.
In a small pot add broth, salt, and rinsed rice. Stir all of these ingredients together.
Once the rice comes to a rapid simmer give it one more quick stir, reduce the heat to medium-low (on my stove that is 3), and place a lid on top of the pot until all water has been absorbed by the rice. For me, it takes 25-30 minutes.
Once all of the water has been absorbed turn off the burner and let the rice sit on the burner for 15 minutes covered.
Fluff the rice with a fork and serve. Do not stir the rice. Fluffing the rice with a fork, separates the rice and helps to prevent it from sticking together.
Quick note: Keep your pot covered during the cooking process, except for when you are checking to see if the water has been absorbed.
One last tip: It does take a while to cook, but this brown rice freezes perfectly so if you have leftovers be sure to freeze them for next time.
And it’s as easy as that! I definitely recommend adding brown rice to your rotation. Use this method and I promise that you’ll have delicious brown rice every time!
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