I’m always messing about with cooking — who knows, tweaking a bit might make it better, right?
This version makes rice that is fluffy and less starchy, which brings out the nutty flavor of the rice.
- 1 cup of brown rice, rinsed and drained (removes excess starch)*
- Bring 2.5 cups of water to a boil in a covered pot before adding the rice.* Set a kitchen timer for five minutes and head off to open mail or tidy up.
- Once the water boils, add the rice and give the pot a shake to distribute the rice evenly.*
- Leave the lid almost closed, but with a little space to vent (or the rice will foam and create a mess)
- Set the timer for 25 minutes and go live a little.
- When the water is at the same level as the top of the rice, turn off the heat, close the lid and walk away for another 15 minutes.
- Fluff and enjoy. Makes about 3 cups.
*These are the only steps that differ from my original post, but oh, they make a difference. In the first post, the rice goes from the bag to the pot of water before heating it all to a boil. The result is more starchy, sticky rice (which is nice if you prefer it that way, or are making sushi).