What a difference! If you haven’t tried cooking with it yet, pick up a packet on your next supermarket run! If you have a question, please skim the comments section—you might find an immediate answer there. I always thought it was me. My rice came out perfect! The lime juice-marinated kale totally converted me to eating raw kale! I ended up just trying some of it so we had something for dinner. Our free email newsletter delivers new recipes and special Cookie + Kate updates! I have NEVER been able to cook a pot of brown (or any) rice right even one time in literally 25 years of attempts. Perfect consistency. Your comments make my day. (It's all free.). Hi Hannah! Thank you so much! For example, if you are cooking 2 cups of rice, add in 3 cups of water. Excellent tips on cooking brown rice! it needs to boil at least 45 mins. I am so happy to have found your recommendation on how to cook brown rice. Rinse We followed your method and it did turn out perfectly. Hi June, I’m sorry to hear this didn’t work for you. Drain the soaking water and transfer the rice to a banana leaf-lined colander or steamer. Hello! About ⋄ Contact ⋄ Cookbook ⋄ Recipes ⋄ Shop ⋄ Subscribe, Cookie and Kate receives commissions on purchases made through our links to retailers. I am so happy to have found your method; it did work perfectly!!! Hope that helps! Came out perfect! I followed your recipe for cooking brown rice and it turned out As long as your rice is brown rice (any variety, but not quick-cooking) then yes, this method should work well! You could, but I wait to stir in salt to taste at the end (for full control). Wild rice option: For wild rice, use 8 cups water and boil for 40 to 55 minutes, until tender but pleasantly chewy. Just made this exactly as written and it turned out perfect! So simple and easy yet effective ! No more mushy rice! More about Cookie and Kate », Follow us! Perfect brown rice, every time. You can remove the rice on return a little later. Perhaps expecting less of a “chew”…all in all, its going into a chicken and rice soup w/green onion and spinach shreds. (You will not be subscribed to our email newsletter.). The flavour works well with sweet veggies like carrot, corn and sweet potato as well as coconut milk and spicier curried soups. Which *should* require 12 equivalent cups of water, but after 7 the rice looked so dwarfed by the water I left it at that. Just set up your expectations to a logic level and enjoy!! Hope this helps. Put rice in a bowl and rinse several times in cold water until water is clear, not milky, then drain. I followed this to the letter, and oh my goodness, it came out PERFECTLY!!!!! I always hated brown rice but this recipe actually works and the rice tastes really good. So excited to try some of your recipes! Why don’t you let the water boil out like white rice and this brown rice you only boil for 30 minutes. Kim. You can add 1 tablespoon of millet, quinoa, wild rice or amaranth to each cup of long grain brown rice, and cook for 40-45 minutes. Pour the ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a boil over the stove. It’s very popular here in Bali, and made with coconut milk – which, with the creaminess of sweet brown rice – it taste so decadent. Move the rice around with your fingers to get the water around each grain and you will note the water go cloudy. Add the rice to the boiling water. It really needs an abundance of water throughout the process. 2. ?I was so looking forward at last to a foolproof method. :-(. ▸ Categories Asian, budget friendly, dairy free, egg free, fall, gluten free, Indian, nut free, recipes, side dishes, soy free, spring, summer, tips and resources, tomato free, vegan, winter ▸ Ingredients brown rice, Vegetable enthusiast. Bring a large pot of water to boil, using at least 6 cups water per 1 cup rice. Email me when Kate or another C+K reader replies directly to my comment. Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan with a tight fitting lid, and bring to a boil over high … Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 5 … Once your rice is rinsed, add it to your rice cooker along with some water. Cheers, thanks for the comeback, Dave. I’m happy it turned out perfect for you, Angie. Have made it 4x now. You can prepare brown rice without a rice cooker. https://www.thespruceeats.com/brown-coconut-rice-recipe-3217741 !” – Julia, “Another amazing recipe, perfect combination of sweet and spicy. I am in your debt for this game-changer of a recipe! Do you add salt to the boiling water before adding the rice? Turned out great, rice grains stayed separate and had a little chew to them. Will definitely be using this approach again. How do you cook sweet brown rice? My rice has the consistency of mash potatoes. Get simmer-ready.. To cook whole-grain brown rice, use a pan with a tight-fitting lid. Pre-cook a bowl of sticky brown rice, it will last in the fridge for 3-5 days. I made this recipe exactly as you explained and this is the best brown rice I’ve ever had. If you love oatmeal, you’ll love a sweet brown rice bowl. Worked great! Both times, the resulting brown basmati rice was just delicious. No burning the bottom of the pan. This is my go to recipe for brown rice. Making it again today and will definitely come back to this recipe in the future. For this technique, you’ll boil your rice in an abundance of water for 30 minutes. Thank you so much :D. I’m happy you found it too, Hana! Once it’s cooked, the rice grains will hold their shape, but when they break open – the inside is thick and creamy. Add sugar and milk when rice is finished cooking. You can prepare it quick without much hassle. No more sticky rice for me. Thanks for taking the time to report back. Thank you for all you do!! Came back to your recipe after dinner and that’s when I saw the comment about not to use quick/instant brown rice! Thank you! I can now cook rice … finally! I added another 1/3 cup water about half way through because it was starting to evaporate, and at the end there was almost no water left. Tips for Cooking Brown Rice Perfectly 1. Add rice, butter, and a large pinch of salt. The Best Cook Sweet Brown Rice Recipes on Yummly | Pork, Brown Rice, Cherry And Pecan Salad, Spinach Brown Rice Cereal, Shroom Goulash With Brown Rice I originally found this technique on Saveur, and I’m so thankful I did. Instructions Combine the rinsed rice, water, and olive oil in a pot and bring to a boil. It’s a great pantry item that adds something new to your everyday cooking. I’m happy it worked out so well for you. Once you try this easy technique, you’ll never want to cook brown rice any other way. You can use this technique on any type of brown rice (long, medium or short grain, as long as it’s not a quick-cooking variety). Perfectly cooked, and also easy to remember which I love. I pitched this to my meat loving boyfriend as vegetarian general tso’s, and it worked! By far this is the best brown rice I have ever made at home. In the casserole, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Rinse* the rice in a fine mesh colander under running water to remove excess starch. I found your recipe and of course was skeptical because clearly the fault at this point lies with me. The longer it soaks the better, it really allows a lot of stuff to come off when it’s left submerged in water. I use your method for brown rice every single time and it hasn’t failed me yet! I’ve tried twice now, making sure to follow these directions exactly. Hi Kim, that would be the issue as it doesn’t require the same amount of cooking time. Leave a comment below and share a picture on. Thank you x. Oh my gosh! I wish I could give you specifics, but I wouldn’t know without testing it. © Cookie and Kate 2010 - 2021. I was asking because on the ingrediant list it has this bulleted: “- Salt, soy sauce or other desired seasonings, to taste”. Will be tying. Repeat after me: No more mushy rice! I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from restaurants here in Bali and played around with different ideas. I’ve also been on a rice pudding kick – so when I saw it in the supermarket – I had to try it out. Wow, I will never make brown rice the same way again! Dog lover. You can scale this recipe up or down as needed. Sadly, *I* don’t like brown rice, so my kids haven’t really had a chance to know if they do or don’t like it. I made it this evening. To make the sauce, start with a can of coconut milk, a cup to a cup and a half of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Excellent recipe. Brown rice lags a bit in popularity due in part to its reputation for chewiness. I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes you’ve posted, the first will be the brussels sprouts/tofu, very excited. Unfortunately my rice came out with a lot of moisture. Not wasting any more time or effort on this. Thanks!” – Lauren, “I made this last weekend and love love loved it so I’m making it again this weekend! Would you modify the recipe some other way besides a shorter cooking time? Does this actually give you tender, tasty brown rice? … Sweet brown rice is a short grain variety of whole grain brown rice. I’ve used this method many, many times with short, medium and long-grain brown rice and never experienced that result. Wonderful! Just like I get in restaurants. It has a mild nutty flavour, like regular brown rice, but because of its texture it gives it an almost creamy flavour. Thank you, Kate, your recipes have renewed my love of cooking and make breaking bread with loved ones even more special.” – Ailla, “Thank you so much for this lovely salad, beautiful and delicious! Every recipe I cook from this blog is so delicious – all I want to know is when is the Cookie and Kate cookbook release date! Thank you for your review. Also, I have 2 cups of rice, soooo 12 cups of water?? I appreciate you taking the time to comment. kinda eyeballed the amount of water and brought the soaked rice up to a boil in the water (after rinsing a few times). You’re welcome! Hi Angel, you want to strain off every last bit of water. This gif not work for me at all. Your rice will still turn out perfectly! Hope that helps! Yucky is all i have to say. I’ve used your similar recipe for quinoa and also had great results. Idk how stovetops are so different that these bloggers can cook food faster, Lots of water left at end boil time, well rinsed in cold water before plunge to boil………now cooled, it has yielded about 2.5 cups. Cover and simmer…I look for steam coming out beneath the lid, then I turn the temp down so that … Thanks a lot, This recipe does not work. This is awesome! I'm a herbalist, natural skin care educator, and skin care formulator. Today, I’ll show how to cook sweet brown rice and how to use it! I’m never going back to the old way. Simply perfect, fluffy brown rice. As written below, the recipe yields 3 cups cooked rice. My gas cook top is powerful, and I used a copper-core All Clad pot, and had wonderful results, even the first time when I was too lazy to rinse the rice. Kate….I COOKED BROWN RICE AND IT WORKED! Exactly 30 minutes I had no water left. I have many more brown rice recipes here. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Add all the ingredient to a pot and bring to a boil and then simmer for 30-35 minutes. Yielded perfectly cooked brown rice, not mushy or sticky at all. Brown sweet rice is a type of short grain sweet rice, and has more starch and is much stickier than usual short grain rice.This is why it’s also called “brown glutinous rice”, because it’s like glue, not because it has gluten. About when does one add the salt and or other seasons? Hi James, sorry for misunderstanding your question! One pan cook rice with water. Thank you. It’s really lovely! Hi James! This is the same recipe that’s on the packet, it works every time and is really simple to make. Perfect for a warm, comforting bowl of something good! Brown rice has a shelf life of 6 months (the natural oils can go rancid and effect the flavour) If you want it to last longer, stash it in the freezer. Fluff, season as desired, and serve. This is a winner and will be bookmarked and made often! I’ve been on this recent kick of bringing in a new ingredient into my pantry to play with, most recently: sweet brown rice! I’m sorry you didn’t have a perfect result! I am notorious (in my family at least) for being terrible at making rice. Also, I did the recipe 100% how it is explained above. Thanks for sharing this recipe, really appreciate it and I’m sure my family who from now on can enjoy brown rice like nothing cooked at home before. I followed it exactly…aside from rinsing it. Put butter and salt in there as soon as you begin cooking. Put rice in water and cook. Try making a pot of veggie or chicken soup and add a couple handfuls of sweet brown rice. Could you use brown bas ate rice in this recipe? If you’re in a hurry, skip the rinse. I usually make this for my husband’s meal prep when I’m doing Asian inspired dishes and need brown rice to change it up. I will give it another try though since it has such good ratings. I tried it, but it was overcooked at 25 minutes. Thank you for sharing, finally an easy alternative to keep me from choosing to make white rice every time. Cook the rice in lightly... 3. I’d like us to make the switch over to brown rice, though, so I’m going to look for sweet brown rice and give them a try. Reduce the heat and allow the pot to simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. Thank you so much!! My mom, who has been making brown rice for years, was very impressed with how it was the exact perfect texture! I have made brown rice for 30 years. Used 6 cups water to 1 cup rice. I would suggest 1/4 tsp and adjusting from there. What type of rice did you use? Let me know. You might want to start the rice with sautéed onions, and add in any veggies that you love too. So easy & came out perfectly! In comparison, short grain and sweet brown rice make for excellent leftovers, loosened up with spicy olive oil and nori sprinkles. Thanks in advance! Cooked 35 mins without a diffuser and still the water level was twice that of the rice. Organic Sweet Brown Rice. Salt, soy sauce or other desired seasonings, to taste. Using a gas cooktop and a heavy conductive stockpot, and lid partially covered. If too much water evaporates during the cooking process, just add more and return the water to a boil. She couldn’t believe it when I told her how I did it. Fantastic to hear this method turned out perfectly for you, Caroline! The sweetness comes from an easy coconut sauce. I won’t be dreading rice prep ever again. It’s almost always turns out very gluey. Hi! Sweet brown rice pudding is so comforting and delicious! https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/easy-steamed-brown-rice-29186 I was very sceptical of the recipe at first, especially because it’s so counter to what I have been taught but this recipe worked. If it is due to not rinsing the rice sufficiently, about how long should one rinse for best results? Bring a large pot of water to boil, using at least 6 cups water per 1 cup rice. It’s thick and short and cooks up completely different from normal rice…. Here are five uses that you might like to try at home: Sweet brown rice is just like sushi rice, in that it’s soft and sticky.Simply lay out a sheet of seaweed paper.. and on one side only add brown rice and thinly sliced veggies, avocado, mango or tuna fish and then roll tight. I didn’t realize that’s what I bought and used Tried your recipe/method – this is the first time brown rice has turned out palatable. Came out great! Step 4: Pour in the water. Hello Kate! Do you mean basmati? Leave to soak for 2 hours or 4-5 hours if using old crop glutinous rice. I just made tonight following directions exactly and it was perfect. Like all rice, it’s gluten free and a nutritious whole grain to add to your diet. Worked for me! Thanks a million!! So, will this recipe still work with your rate of 6/1? I love cooking but rice is something of a culinary adversary of mine, and no matter what I’ve tried seemed hit or miss. It’s a really neat ingredient and there’s so many ways to use it. I realize the health benefits of brown rice but if it’s inedible….Even my dog wouldn’t eat it, and he eats pretty much anything. I wonder if you might have had your heat a little too high. Thank you! Rustle up this teriyaki tofu served with wholegrain rice in just … Make it gluten free: Rice is gluten free, so just be mindful of your additions. This recipe is advisable because rice, and in particular brown rice, contain high levels of arsenic. Made the brown rice following the exact ratio/water rice..rinsed well in cold water….lots of water, one cup rice. I make this recipe and season it at the end with a tablespoon of butter, soy sauce, and 2tsp of toasted sesame oil. Afterwards, I found your website and instructions… I followed it exactly and I’m happy to report that it turned out perfectly! However, you don’t actually have to measure the water as long as you’re using a large enough pot. Thank you for the reply. It’s also called sticky or glutinous rice, which has nothing to with gluten… it describes the texture. I’m going to make the vegetable fried rice tomorrow I’ll let you know how it came out. It’s amazing! See our, Please let me know how it turned out for you! Remove from the heat and let it sit, covered for 10 more … Let it sit for 10 minutes. Made this tonight following the recipe to a T and it came out mushy and all stuck together. Incredible!! One cup of rice yielded 3 of cooked. It looked very close to puffy white rice, I was very astonished. The perfect brown rice was elusive…until I tried this technique last night. Thanks! I always do too much or too little. Just the way I like it! pretty much like muck. Thank you!! Start replacing your white rice diet with the healthier and tastier brown rice. I followed it exactly. Very excited to try with brown basmati next. No burning my fingers trying to secure aluminum foil. 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