Brown Basmati Rice Cooking Directions

by Kyra Sheahan

Brown basmati rice is a healthy alternative to white rice and has a hearty taste. When preparing to cook the rice, it is important to know that brown basmati rice has a longer cook time than white rice. Following the cooking directions will give the rice proper texture.

Preparations

Prepare the brown basmati rice by washing it thoroughly. Washing the rice eliminates excess starch that can cause the grains of rice to stick together. Soak the rice in water for approximately fifteen minutes. Soaking the rice reduces cooking time and makes it easier to digest, according to Vegan Coach.

Cooking

Pour two cups of water in a pan and bring to a boil. This will make approximately one cup of rice. For additional flavor add a drop of olive oil to the water. Once boiling, pour the rice into the water and stir it gently. Leave the pot uncovered, turn the temperature on the stove to medium and cook for 30 minutes.

Steaming

One way to make brown basmati rice extra fluffy is to steam it after cooking. To do this, after the rice has been cooked, drain any excess water through a strainer and pour the rice back into the empty pot. Cover the pot and turn the heat off on the stove. Wait ten minutes as the rice steams.

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About the Author

Kyra Sheahan has been a writer for various publications since 2008. Her work has been featured in "The Desert Leaf" and "Kentucky Doc Magazine," covering health and wellness, environmental conservatism and DIY crafts. Sheahan holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance.