How To Cook Brown Rice

Cooking Brown Rice Types & Times

Brown Rice GrainRice CupsWater CupsDuration
Short1.52.540 minutes
Basmati1.52.515 minutes
Medium1.52.530 minutes
Long1.52.530 minutes
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Brown Rice Recipe

Here is how to make brown rice at home. Ensure you wash the rice before and follow the instructions to make it super fluffy.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine American, Asian, Indian
Servings4 people
Calories (per serving)174.43 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan (high heat), boil water.
  • Reduce heat (medium-high) and add in the brown rice.
  • Leave uncovered and boil for 25 to 30 minutes (medium or long grain), or 15 minutes (short grain).
  • Drain off the remaining cooking water.
  • Return to pot and rest for 10 minutes.
  • Use a fork to fluff.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 174.43kcalCarbohydrates: 36.7gProtein: 3.62gFat: 1.29gSaturated Fat: 0.26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.46gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.47gSodium: 19.93mgPotassium: 129.13mgFiber: 1.64gVitamin B1: 0.2mgVitamin B2: 0.02mgVitamin B3: 2.08mgVitamin B5: 0.72mgVitamin B6: 0.24mgCalcium: 26.7mgCopper: 0.19mgFolate: 9.64µgIron: 0.87mgManganese: 1.8mgMagnesium: 72.5mgPhosphorus: 127.21mgZinc: 1.01mgNet Carbohydrates: 35.06g
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How Long Does Cooked Brown Rice Last?

Ensure you keep cooked basmati stored in an airtight food storage container.

MethodDuration
Fridge2-3 days
Freezer3 months

How To Reheat Cooked Brown Rice?

MethodDuration
Microwave2 to 4 minutes
Saucepan5 minutes