Works for Me~Brown Rice

by adustyframe ~ March 12th, 2008

We only use brown rice here. (Unless of course someone gives us white rice for free then of course we’ll use it!)

I prefer the flavor of brown rice and appreciate the additional health benefits.

Here is an article that shows the better nutrients in brown rice.

The only very slight drawback is that brown rice takes a bit longer to cook and it’s not good for “hurry up” meals.

I soak the brown rice in water for several hours and then it cooks just about as quickly as white rice.

I measure how much rice I want to cook. Today it was 1 1/2 c–I’ll put leftover in the freezer. Then I add double the water. So, I poured 3 c. of water into the pan, added the 1 1/2 c. brown rice and it’s soaking away.

Hope that helps encourage you to try brown rice more often.

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11 Thoughts Shared to Works for Me~Brown Rice

  1. EEEEMommy

    I don’t know how it happens, but it does. I just clicked on your name on my feed reader, and found that there were 25 new messages. 25!?! Has it really been that long? So I read all the way back until the discovery that you weren’t able to go to the conference. I’m sorry it didn’t work out!!!

    I continue to pray for you, and I’ll especially be praying for Lee’s health!

    Grace and Peace,

  2. Kim

    Do you cook it in the same soaking water? Or drain and add fresh? I am going to try this – we mostly only eat brown rice, but it takes SO long.

    I cook it in the soaking water.

  3. Edi

    I just found out this tip this past month – works wonderfully!

  4. Barbara Frank

    I make big batches of brown rice and freeze it, too. It’s supposed to keep your blood sugar stable.

    Hope all is well with you, and that your dh starts feeling better soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  5. TransitionGirl

    Ohhh. i love White Rice… fragrant Jasmine rice is the BEST. I can’t eat any other rice. But I blame that on growing up on white rice, its in my blood. 🙂

  6. Beth

    I am going to try the soaking glad to know not to drain but cook in h2o you soak in. Also very interested in reading Barbara Franks comment that it is suppose to keep blood sugar stable. Hope it stablizes mine.
    Excellent post. Thank You!!!


    Thats a good idea, I never thought of soaking or freezing brown rice


  8. Lisa

    I always saute it in a little olive oil or canola oil then it cooks fast. Add boiling water after you saute. My kids like it best if I make the “Really Brown Rice” in the Recipes for a Small Planet book. Basically you just add butter and salt–tastes a lot like popcorn! I like brown rice now a lot, but didn’t as a kid!

  9. Joy

    Ok, I went out and bought brown rice several weeks back with this great idea to start eating more healthy. Well, after cooking the brown rice twice, I was ready to throw the rest of the bag in the trash…it just didn’t come out right. I’m glad you posted on this…I’m going to try the soaking method.


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