How to Cook Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker
All you need is more water than usual (what your rice cooker lines tell you to put) and to get things started a little earlier than usual. And voila, your brown rice in a rice cooker comes out perfect every time. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.Steps to Cook Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker:
– When measuring 2 rice-cups* of dry brown rice, simply fill the rice cooker with water up to just below the 3 cup line inside your rice cooker.
– When measuring 3 rice-cups* of dry brown rice, simple fill the rice cooker with water up to just above the 4 cup line inside your rice cooker.
*We say rice-cups because the measuring cup that comes with rice cookers is usually less than a cup (generally 3/4 of a cup, but not always).
So, it turns out that you can successfully cook brown rice in a rice cooker. And if you have leftovers, brown rice makes excellent fried rice – even if you don’t have any leftover meat to throw in because it tastes a little meaty or nutty (even more so when fried).
If you don’t have a rice cooker, we recommend this one. We know several folks who’ve been using this same cooker forever, or at least 30 years!Electric Rice Cooker By Tiger Electronics.
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