Perfect Fluffy Brown Rice
By Sherrill Salom RedHeadedElfie
I was raised on brown rice, but never liked the tough, chewy quality of it. Several years ago I had the bright idea of giving it a bit of a toast in the frying pan before cooking it. I used to use some oil, but now... a dry frying pan is all I use.
My mom was amazed when i shared this idea with her several years ago. She switched over to brown rice and my dad was none the wiser.
I've also shared this at our church vegetarian cooking class. I had no idea so many people needed this information!
Follow the basic directions below for perfectly fluffy brown rice. It will blow your mind.
KATHERINE HAIRGROVE Katbug - Jan 23, 2012
With your rice cooker, do you use the white or brown rice setting. You mentioned that rice treated this way cooks faster, so that's why I'm asking.
Sherrill Salom RedHeadedElfie - Jan 28, 2012
Thanks for asking. You would probably use the white rice setting. I have an older rice cooker that does not have this setting...it cooks until its done. So, I would say use the white rice setting and see how it cooks up for you. Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Please let me know how it turns out for you, or contact me for more questions.
KATHERINE HAIRGROVE Katbug - Jan 28, 2012
I ended up using the brown rice setting ... then resetting it to run the quick rice setting. Took awhile, but it was finally done. For me it's still a work in progress.
Sherrill Salom RedHeadedElfie - Jan 29, 2012
Hmmm...really? I am sorry to hear that. Like I said, I have an older cooker and the brown rice is usually done in about 20-25 minutes from first putting it in, about the same as for white rice. Have you ever tried cooking it on the stovetop? I actually used to cook on the stovetop before I got married. Please feel free to get back to me, as I'd be more than happy to figure this out. You browned it really well, till it was almost all completely brown? Get back to me if you need.... thanks...
KATHERINE HAIRGROVE Katbug - Jan 30, 2012
I do need to try your recipe on the stovetop. I have had great results with regular, not pretreated, brown rice on the stovetop before. I'll let you know.