The secret to cooking perfect brown rice lies in getting the water to brown rice ratio correct. Once you get that correct, it's only a matter of turning off the heat when the rice is done.
The method I use to cook perfect brown rice every time is called the absorption method. I find it's the easiest and most consistent way to cook brown rice, and it eliminates the guesswork.So, what's the water to brown rice cooking ratio?
1 cup of brown rice to 2 cups of water.
- Put 1 cup brown rice and 2 cups water in a saucepan with lid.
- When water starts to boil, turn heat down to a simmer, and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed and there is no water standing at the bottom of the pan.
- Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes.