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How To Cook Perfect Brown Rice

How to Cook Perfect Brown Rice

Tired of mushy, gummy, or not-quite-cooked-enough brown rice? This is my foolproof way to get perfectly cooked, fluffy brown rice every time!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cook, not mushy, steamed rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 cups cooked rice
Calories 343kcal


  • 2 cups Brown Rice
  • 3 Quarts Water
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Bring water to a boil in large pot. Add salt bring back to a boil and pour in rice. Let cook at a full boil (just like you do pasta) for 30 minutes.
  • Test a piece of rice and if it's cooked to your liking, remove from heat and pour rice into a colander to drain off the water.
  • Immediately pour rice back into the pot and cover with a tight fitting lid. Allow rice to steam off the heat for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork before serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.7mg