Monday, July 29, 2019

How to Cook Brown Rice

Cooking brown rice

Brown rice is not only versatile, but it’s also incredibly filling. You’ll often see it paired with dishes that range in genre, so knowing how to cook it will enhance any type of cuisine. It’s simple to whip up, and packed full of valuable vitamins and nutrients. So if you’re looking for a healthy addition to your weekly menu, then look no further!


Savory Rice Recipe

While there are numerous ways to cook brown rice, let’s take a look at one of our favorites. Savory rice is so simple to make, you won’t believe you’ve waited this long to try it.


Ingredients:

1 cup Honeyville Long Grain Brown Rice

3 tbsp Butter

3 Chicken Bouillon Cubes

2 and 2/3 cups Water

1/4 cup Honeyville Dehydrated Celery (not rehydrated)

1 tbsp Honeyville Dehydrated Onion (not rehydrated)

1 tsp Parsley Flakes

Black Pepper to taste


Directions:

  1. In a 9x9 baking dish, combine brown rice, dehydrated celery, dehydrated onion, parsley, and black pepper. 

  2. In a separate pot, add in water, butter, and bouillon cubes. Bring contents to a boil until bouillon cubes are completely dissolved. 

  3. Pour the mixture over the rice. Stir until completely combined. 

  4. Cover the dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Be mindful when removing the foil because the steam will be incredibly hot.


Health Benefits of Brown Rice

Brown rice is a healthier alternative to white rice. It’s a whole grain, which means most of the fiber and nutrients remain intact even through the harvesting process. Consuming brown rice has been linked to lowering cholesterol, regulating the digestive tract, and as it helps you feel fuller for longer, it helps to curb excessive eating.


Nutrients Found in Brown Rice

You’ll be happy to learn that there are a variety of nutrients packed into each and every grain of brown rice. These include:

  • Vitamin B

  • Folic Acid

  • Iron

  • Magnesium

  • Selenium

All of these nutrients help maintain a healthy body, and in particular promote thyroid function, formation of new cells, and much, much more.


Other Tips for Cooking Brown Rice

It’s important to understand how to cook brown rice thoroughly and well. Follow these suggestions:

  • Rinse the rice thoroughly to remove dirt and any other debris that may have found its way onto the rice during production.

  • Remember, the cooking time for brown rice is considerably longer than for white rice.

  • The texture is nuttier and chewier, so make sure that you don’t overcook it. It will not achieve the mushy consistency you expect from white rice.

  • Brown rice can be cooked under the general guideline of one-part rice and two parts water.


Brown rice is a delicious addition to any meal. Not only is it easy to cook, but it goes with everything, and will help fuel your body and your mind!