The Secret to Perfect Brown Rice

Perfect Brown RiceOkay, I know you are asking, really? A post about brown rice? Just bear with me because this discovery made my day when it comes to the preparation of brown rice, so I simply had to share it! Let’s face it, everyone loves the fluffiness of white rice, but it has practically zero health benefits so I never cook it. My family has never been thrilled with the chewy texture of brown rice. The number one trick? Are you ready to hear the secret to making perfect brown rice every single time?? You are honestly going to be stunned to learn it’s something super simple and then you’re going to wish you had known this little kitchen hack your entire life. And the secret is…….soaking the rice! How genius is that? Who knew? Ideally, I soak it ALL day long and in the water I will actually cook it in. (Important to soak in the actual cooking water.) Here are some basic instructions:

How to Make Brown Rice

 For my family of four this is what I do:
  1. Place 5 cups of water in a large bowl with 2 cups of organic brown rice and soak all day long.
  2. When I am ready to start dinner, I pour as much of the water as possible into the cooking pot (trying not to dump in any rice yet).
  3. When the water comes to a boil, empty the rice in along with any remaining water, add a dash of salt and lower the temperature to a simmer.
  4. Cover the pan and allow to cook about 35-40 minutes (or until liquid is absorbed). You will now experience brown rice in its yummiest form! Simple fluff with a fork and enjoy.

Got any additional tips or tricks for me? Please share! Let’s all make perfect brown rice together!


  1. Apron Thrift Girl says

    When I went gluten free my first purchase was a fancy rice cooker at a local Japanese grocery store. We have it running practically all the time. It does tend to make rice perfectly. The one we have actually has a brown rice setting. It also can keep warm for up to 3-4 days. I love your blog, I saw your name on Blissdom twitterface and knew we would have things in common. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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