How To Cook Brown Rice On The Stove?

What dishes go with brown rice?

  • Brown rice is extremely nutritious with higher fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals compared to white rice. There are endless dishes you can make with brown rice, some of my favorites are Edamame Fried Rice, Mexican Style Brown Rice with fresh veggies, Pineapple and Shrimp Fried Rice, or along side any choice of protein.

How much water do you put in brown rice?

The Right Ratio: Trust us: Though it’s printed on the package, the standard 2-to-1 ratio makes mushy rice.

For long-grain brown rice, use 1 1/4 cups water to 1 cup rice.

For short-grain, use 1 1/2 cups water.

Quick Cooking Time: Bring rice, water, and salt (1/4 teaspoon per cup of rice) to a boil.

How long does brown rice take to cook?

How long does it take to cook brown rice? Brown rice usually takes about 45 minutes to become cooked and tender, once the water (or broth) comes to a simmer, and then it needs at least 10 minutes to stand before serving.

How do you make brown rice step by step?


  • Rinse the rice.
  • Toast the rice (optional).
  • Combine the rice and water. If you didn’t toast the rice, place the rice in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover.
  • Cook for 45 minutes.
  • Check the rice.
  • Cover and let stand another 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Fluff and serve.

Why is my brown rice mushy?

Sometimes brown rice can be hard to get just exactly right. The texture is either too mushy, too chewy, or too stuck together. With this technique the grains come out tender, slightly chewy and fluffy without being sticky or mushy. It will make perfect brown rice every time.