Here's the only recipe you need to make perfect brown rice every time! This healthy whole grain is great on its own as a side dish, or use it in your favorite recipes calling for cooked brown rice.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source:, August 2017


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Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water (or broth) and rice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 40 to 50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.



To make ahead: Refrigerate cooled rice for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 23.5g; dietary fiber 1.1g; fat 1g; saturated fat 0.2g; folate 7.1mcg; calcium 5.7mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 36.8mg; potassium 78.1mg; sodium 4.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
This is a solid recipe. It is used to make plain rice. If you want other flavors in your rice you must add them... however I needed plain rice to go under gumbo to complement not add to the flavor of the gumbo Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I like the plain version if i have something with a lot of spice or flavor accompanying however I do add a tad salt.. The hubby however was not a fan of brown rice until i used vegetable broth (Trader Joes) and added a cube of frozen garlic. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
I followed this recipe exactly! This recipe is awful unless you think canned broth flavored rice is a delicacy. I will never make this again and suggest that anyone reading my review will follow suit. I would have given it zero stars if possible. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I use this recipe every time I make brown rice and it always comes out perfect. Read More