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How to cook brown rice perfectly

By Wendy Ruopp, February 14, 2012 - 1:20pm

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Wendy asks: What are your tips for making perfect brown rice?


I sauteed 2 medium onions in 2Tbs olive oil and 2 TBs salted butter, added a slight bit of salt and pepper. I then added 6 cups water and brought it nearly to a boil then added 3 cups brown rice, brought it to a boil and reduced heat to a simmer for 33 minutes, stirred and added 6 minutes to the time. (keeping a tight seal except for the stirring.) Removed from heat and let stand (covered) for 6 minutes.
It came out perfect. Light and fluffy. No mush or hard rice at all. Perfect!
I used to be able to do this when I used to cook in a French Canadian restaurant but I had somehow lost the touch. This timing restored my faith in my rice cooking.
Thank you!


01/05/2015 - 7:10am

sauté the rice for 5 minutes before adding stock. make sure the stock is hot before adding to rice.


12/10/2014 - 9:35pm

I'm vegan and a kind of Saturday/Sunday ritual is soaking my dried beans overnight and brown rice at least 2 hours. Then cook the beans maybe 2 hrs and the rice like you say, low heat but hot 45 minutes. The soaking is what I'd add.


11/23/2014 - 11:19am

Cooking it slowly
Take your time


10/23/2014 - 11:19pm

Caroline natural whole grain rice this rice takes almost 45 min to cook and it comes out raw and hard and I cook it by the manufacturers direction how come it still comes out raw


10/20/2014 - 9:36am

Followed the instructions to a tee...mush soup. :-(


09/17/2014 - 9:57pm

Soak the brown rice for atleast 2 hours.


09/03/2014 - 10:57pm

what can you do with white rice ,to use it as brown ??? anything ??


08/20/2014 - 2:35pm

This video link should work:

Sarah Hoff

08/18/2014 - 12:09pm

Does the video have a youtube version as well because for some reason it wont play on my computer. Thank you in advance.


08/17/2014 - 7:40pm

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