How To Cook Brown Rice

How To Cook Brown Rice

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You can substitute white rice with brown rice while making delicious pulaos and biryanis, to benefit from its added nutrient and fibre content.

Here is how to cook brown rice on an open flame. While pressure cooking is a bit faster, cooking on an open flame gives you greater control over the texture and consistency – you can stop just when it is perfectly done. However, remember to soak the rice for two hours to speed up cooking.

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Soaking Time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2.25 servings
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For Brown Rice
3/4 cup brown rice
salt to taste

How to cook brown rice

    How to cook brown rice
  1. To cook brown rice, soak the brown rice in enough water in a bowl for 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, add the salt and soaked and drained brown rice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for approx. 25 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain the brown rice well, transfer to a plate and separate each grain using a fork lightly.
  4. Use the coooked brown rice as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy211 cal
Protein4.4 g
Carbohydrates44.4 g
Fiber2 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.3 mg
Brown Rice (High Fibre Recipe) Video By Tarla Dalal
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How to make Brown Rice:

  1. To make the Brown Rice, wash the ir thoroughly under water. This removes the impurities and the excess starch which prevents the rice from being sticky. Transfer the rice to a deep bowl and cover it with enough water to it. Keep it aside for about 2 hours. Soaking helps in cooking the rice faster.
  2. Take a deep non-stick pan and fill it up with enough water in a deep nonstick pan.  Bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the salt to taste. (1 tsp approx.)
  4. Add the Brown Rice to this water and mix well.
  5. Cook the Brown Rice for about  20 to 25 minutes  or till it’s tender but the grains are separate. It should not be mushy.
  6. Drain the rice using a sieve. You can the rice under cold water so that it cools down quicky and there is no carry-over cooking.
  7. Transfer the Brown Rice to a plate, spread it out. Use as required.