Saturday, 25 March 2017

How to Cook Brown Rice

Brown rice is a less-processed form of rice family. Significantly it  reduces the cooking time by using a pressure cooker. Cooking brown rice takes a little more time than cooking ordinary white rice and you'll need slightly more liquid. Brown rice is a nutritional rock star in the rice so I have to tell you that more times than not, I am unhappy with the texture when I cook it at home.  I have no problem turning out batches of perfectly steamed white rice, whether it’s on the stovetop, in the oven, or in the rice cooker. If you are making 2 or 3 cups of rice, double or triple the recipe. Enjoy by utilizing lots of brown rice in your daily life and lead a happier life.
 Now let’s go to the recipe,
Soaking  time
Cooking time
15 mins
       20  mins
4  persons

  • Long grain or medium Brown Rice -1 cup
  • Water -2 ¼  cups
  • Salt – 1  ½ tsp
  • Sesame oil -1 tsp or Butter -1/2 tbsp.

Method (Pressure cooker method)
1. If you're cooking your rice with stock instead of water, you might want to use less salt (or none at all) depending on how salty your stock is. Soak the brown rice for 15 minutes. Rinse rice in a strainer under cold running water for 30 seconds, swirling the rice around with your hand.

2. Drain the rice in strainer, then quickly return to the pressure cooker and cover tightly so the steam finishes cooking the rice.Pour 2 ¼ cups water for 1 cup uncooked long-grain brown rice along with the salt in the pressure cooker. 
3. Turn off the stove after 2 whistles and Let the cooked rice sit for 10 minutes, covered, to absorb maximum moisture; then remove the lid, and fluff the grains with a fork. 

Microwave method

Wash rice, rinse, and drain. Add rice and water to very large microwave safe bowl. Microwave uncovered at 100% power for 10 minutes. Reduce power to 50%, cover the bowl, and microwave another 20 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.

Brown rice can be frozen for three months for up to 3 months.
Normally, cooking brown rice on the stove top takes about 50 minutes. We can do it faster in the microwave – 30 minutes!


  1. Healthy rice.. never added sesame like him cooking brown rice will try sometime

  2. Nice, thanks for sharing.

  3. nice post especially for beginners!



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