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The Fool-Proof Method For Making Brown Rice Without A Rice Cooker

Perfect every single time.

There's no getting around it, brown rice is trickier to cook than white rice. Not only does it take a whole lot longer -- close to 50 minutes -- but the results can be varied. Sometimes it's still a little crunchy. Other times it's totally gummy. And cooking it on the stove top almost always results in an inedible layer coating the bottom of the pan.

Rather than torture ourselves trying to master brown rice on the stove, we have found another method. One that works every single time. One that requires little effort from you. One that won't heat up your kitchen with a hot oven (yes, baking rice is great but it is also hot). And one that does not require you to add a rice cooker to your exhaustive list of kitchen appliances.

We learned this trick from our friends over at Saveur and we've been cooking perfect batches of rice ever since. Here it is: boil it. Like pasta. No need to perfectly measure out the water-to-rice ratio. No need to worry about how hot the burner is. Just boil it for 30 minutes, drain and then leave the rice to sit in the pot, covered, for at least 10 more minutes. This steams the rice, finishing off the job of cooking. Head on over to their site for full instructions. It will be the best thing you do all day. All month. Maybe even all year.

Then, once you've done that, make all these glorious brown rice recipes.

1
Pineapple Fried Rice
Damn Delicious
Get the Pineapple Fried Rice recipe from Damn Delicious
2
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers
Minimalist Baker
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3
Chipotle Sweet Potato And Brown Rice Egg Skillet
Naturally Ella
4
Chicken And Brown Rice
Martha Stewart
Get the Chicken And Brown Rice recipe from Martha Stewart
5
Avocado Zucchini Brown Rice Sushi
The Rawesome Vegan Life
Get the Avocado Zucchini Brown Rice Sushi recipe from The Rawesome Vegan Life
6
7 Spice Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls
FoodieCrush
7
Bitchin' Bowl
The Faux Martha
Get the Bitchin' Bowl recipe from The Faux Martha
8
Carrot-Ginger Brown Rice
The Faux Martha
Get the Carrot-Ginger Brown Rice recipe from The Faux Martha
9
Brown Rice, Oat And Nut Veggie Burger
Naturally Ella
10
Mushroom Rice Pilaf
Savy Naturalista
Get the Mushroom Rice Pilaf recipe from Savy Naturalista
11
Curried Butternut Squash And Brown Rice Skillet
Naturally Ella
12
Sunshine Bowl With Sunflower Seed Tahini Sauce
Feasting At Home
13
Brown Rice Jambalaya-ish
Food52
Get the Brown Rice Jambalaya-ish recipe by healthierkitchen from Food52
14
Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice
Pinch Of Yum
Get the Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice recipe from Pinch Of Yum
15
Dirty Brown Rice With Shrimp
Skinny Taste
Get the Dirty Brown Rice With Shrimp recipe from Skinny Taste
16
Brown Rice Greek Salad
The Lemon Bowl
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17
Easy Brown Rice Risotto With Mushrooms And Fresh Oregano
Cookie + Kate

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