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Basic Steamed Brown Rice Recipe

Basic Steamed Brown Rice
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: About 1 hr 10 mins | Makes: About 6 cups

Though it takes a bit more time to cook than white rice, fragrant, nutty brown rice is just as easy to prepare. For a quick and healthy dinner, use leftover brown rice in this stir-fry with gai lan and shiitake mushrooms.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups long-grain brown rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Place the measured water in a medium saucepan with a tightfitting lid and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the rice and salt (if using), stir to incorporate, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer undisturbed until the rice is tender, about 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit covered to steam for 10 minutes more. Fluff with a fork and serve.