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The Basics: Brown Rice

Brown rice is a staple served all over the world, but up until last week, I didn't know the best technique for making it. I did some extensive research and decided to try Alton Brown's method. Instead of cooking the rice on the stove, he bakes it in the oven. The resulting rice is moist and nutty — with a perfectly snappy crunch. It's not dry or chewy, but flavorful and filling. Brown rice has more nutrients than its white counterpart, and this side dish is definitely going to become my new staple. You can serve it with just about anything from tofu to scallops. For Alton's recipe, keep reading.

Brown Rice

Brown Rice

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cups brown rice, medium or short grain
  2. 2 1/2 cups water
  3. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  4. 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
  3. Bring the water, butter, and salt just to a boil in a kettle or covered saucepan. Once the water boils, pour it over the rice, stir to combine, and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
  4. After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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Comments
limelindsey
limelindsey
My sister made brown rice with this recipe a few weeks ago and it was brilliant! I'm making some right now.
Noray
Noray
u dont need any other seasoning apart 4rm d unsalted butter n kosher salt?
CaterpillarGirl
CaterpillarGirl
i cook it on the stove it takes 30 minutes....is that really too long for some people? slow down,,,take a breath, read a book. its 30 minutes....
buzzlightgirl
buzzlightgirl
I must try this!
GummiBears
GummiBears
Man cooking brown rice on the stove takes forever. I might give this a try because I love brown rice with sauteed kale and garlic.
dianas-fashion
dianas-fashion
It sounds interesting to bake brown rice! I wanna give it a try... probably over this weekend. :) Thanks!
Spectra
Spectra
I'd never thought of baking it...that's a cool idea! I might have to try that.
Leilanic1
Leilanic1
i'll have to try this out. i never seem to have luck cooking brown rice.
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