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How to Cook Brown Rice

How to cook brown rice to fluffy, flavorful perfection! Three easy tips and instructions for cooking it on the stove and in a rice cooker.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups stock or water

Instructions

Stove

  • Add rice to a 4 quart pot and cover with a couple inches of water. Swirl and carefully discard liquid. Repeat 2-3 times until liquid becomes clear.
  • To the rinsed rice, add vinegar, salt and either stock or water (stock for more flavor!).
  • Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat, then simmer for 40 minutes.
  • Remove pot from the heat and set aside to rest for 10 minutes.

Rice Cooker

  • Add rice to the insert of a rice cooker. Cover with a couple of inches of water. Swirl and carefully discard liquid. Repeat 2-3 times until liquid becomes clear.
  • To the rinsed rice, add vinegar, salt and either stock or water (stock for more flavor!).
  • Select the 'brown rice' option of your rice cooker. Rice is ready when your rice cooker beeps.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25of the batch | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.7mg