Can you Cook Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker

Question:

How to cook brown rice in a rice cooker? Brown rice in a rice cooker?

Answer:

Yes, you can cook brown rice in a rice cooker.

Since cooking brown rice in a rice cooker takes about 50 minutes on the stove and my attention span is far less than that, I have more often burned brown rice right into my pan than I’ve had it come out right. Hopefully your success rate is better than mine, but if not, then try cooking brown rice in a rice cooker.

How to Cook Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker

Rice Cooker
Ingredients 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:
  • 1) Rinse your rice as usual.
  • Rice Cooker
  • 2) Add water to the 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).

  • 3) Press the cook button.
  • The rice will be perfect in about 50 minutes.
    Rice Cooker

    Additional Information

    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.

    To find out answers to other frequently asked questions check out the rest of our FAQ.

    To find out how long other foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or use the search function below.

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