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how to cook brown rice


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Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total: 30 minutes

Servings: 6


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Step 1

About 10-12 hours before cooking the rice: soak. In a large saucepan, add the rice, 2 cups of cold water, and a pinch of salt (about 1/4 teaspoon). Give it a good stir, cover, and set in your fridge to soak.

Step 2

Cook the rice. Remove the pan from the fridge, uncover, and set it right on your stove. Bring to a boil over high heat. When the whole pot is boiling–including the center–turn the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes without lifting the lid or stirring.

Step 3

Let sit. Remove the rice from the heat. Lift the lid and immediately cover the rice with a clean kitchen towel, then replace the lid. Leave for 10 minutes without peeking–the towel will absorb the excess steam.

Step 4

Fluff. Use a fork to fluff the rice, separating the grains.

Step 5

Get ready. Bring a large saucepan filled with water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, season with a big pinch of salt.

Step 6

Boil until tender. Add the rice and give it a stir. Boil until the rice is cooked to your liking, about 30 minutes.

Step 7

Drain. Drain through a fine mesh strainer. Enjoy immediately, or allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container in your fridge for a couple of days.