The process that produces brown rice removes only the outermost layer, the hull, of the rice kernel and is the least damaging to its nutritional value. The complete milling and polishing that converts brown rice into white rice destroys 67% of the vitamin B3, 80% of the vitamin B1, 90% of the vitamin B6, half of the manganese,half of the phosphorus, 60% of the iron, and all of the dietary fiber and essential fatty acids. Brown rice retains all of the iron, vitamins, essential fatty acids and fiber that is removed from white rice in the milling process.
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How to cook brown rice in a rice cooker?
1.Wash and soak brown rice for 45 minutes – 1 hour in hot (boiling) water .
For 1 cup of rice, I added 3 cups of water as I prefer my rice to be soft .
For 1 cup of rice, you can add 2 1/2 – 3 cups of water
4. When the rice is cooked, it will automatically go to keep warm mode, if not switch off.
5. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve or use it in different recipes.
How to cook brown rice in a pan?
1.Take a pot or pan with a tight fitting lid.
2.Add the soaked rice with water to the pan.
3.Bring the water to boil, close the lid, simmer and cook until all the water has been absorbed.
4.Switch off the flame and let it sit for 10 minutes. Fluff it with a fork and serve.
Garlic – 1 clove finely chopped
Sesame seed oil/Olive oil – 2 tsp
Then add all the vegetables and saute on high flame continuously for 2-3 minutes.We want the vegetables to be crisp and not soft.
Add needed salt, pepper powder and few drops of lemon juice to taste.
Then add the cooked rice to it and mix well.
You can add red and yellow bell pepper, mushrooms, spring onion, cauliflower, broccoli and corn. It is your choice.
Delicious brown rice salad is ready.
Meet you all again with another interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.
Informative post! Loved yr SAlad.. I usually use it in my Dosa batter.. Half white and half brown..
nice post..brown rice is so healthy, i heard…
salad looks so delicious..
Nice info, Brown rice salad looks delicious.
Thank you for the tips. I had problem cooking the brown rice. I didn't soak it before I cooked. Now, I will try this.
Very useful info and useful methods to cook the brown rice.Brown rice salad looks very delicious.
Love the healthy salad. Nice and great tips for cooking Brown rice.
Great info indeed…
brown rice is my fav, try to make it at least once a week. luv the brown rice cooking 101 and the recipe u have shared.
looks delicious and healthy..thanks for sharing..
Very informative and lovely post.. the salad looks delicious and colorful.. Very healthy 🙂
Healthy brown rice salad Padhu..beautiful yaar..
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Salad looks so nice. Thanks for the tutorial..
Very informative and healthy post. Lovely pic.
salad looks nice n yummy
Thats fantastic… Even I have white rice, thanks for giving benefits of brown ones!!
Have a wonderful week:)
Brown rice salad looks yum, am yet to use this type of rice in cooking…will try it soon
What a beautiful salad! looks so yummy
I remember 4 years a go when I first bought brown rice, I just couldn't figure how to cook it. at first I tried to cook it like basmati and and it still felt under cooked. I kept adding water back and forth lol. and i sweared to never buy brown rice again, hehe glad I got over tht and now have come to love brown rice. Your tutorial would have been so helpful back then 😉 I'm sure many others will benefit!
healthy and easy recipe, yumm
Very good post
I never had brown rice before,your post is inspiring,nice post!
Informative post,love using brown rice quite often in my cooking.
I did bring some brown rice few days back and was wondering if my daughter will like it. Now I will make rice salad first.
I buy my brown rice in bulk bag at Gordon Food Service stores. I save a ton of money buying in bulk. I store it in my refrigerator to preserve freshness.
hi, this is very helpful,, thanks.
Thank you for the recipe.
its so yummy and tasty
Thanx for d recipe…its yummy.
Thanks for your blog on brown rice. 🙂 If you know, how to cook "Mappillai Samba red rice", please let us know.
Hi,thanks for interesting idea of making brown rice salad. Just loved it. WIll try it out and let u know. My family and me have gotten into brown rice for the last one year and we absolutely love it. Intially cooking rice was bit of fix now i do it rice cooker. Please do come up with more brown rice ideas. Thx, Rani
thanks for the post. I was having such a tough time in preparing brown rice but now its much simpler..:)
can i bake cake in this kinda cooker?
i m new to cookery
No , you can bake in pressure cooker. Refer Pressure cooker cake
Are three whistles enough to cook brown rice? Also will the rice be full grains or broken once cooked? Pl confirm
At times you need more than 3 whistles. It depends upon the quality of brown rice. Now a days, I soak brown rice for 20 minutes in hot water and pressure cook for 4 whistles and then simmer for 10 minutes as I prefer the rice to be soft.
Should we cook with the soaked water or drain it?
Yes , you should cook along with the water. First wash the rice and then soak with needed water (measure the water and soak) and cook along with the water.
Hi.. Thanx for the sharing.. However, to make brown rice fluffy, what can be done. Pls reply…
Actually brown rice is always fluffy for me. You can try cooking brown rice in plenty of water until soft and then strain the rice. Then put the rice back into the pot (do not turn on the heat), let it sit covered for 10 minutes. Then fluff it with a fork.
Thanx for the reply.. Sure i ll try this way…
Good information about cooking brown rice.
Hi…when cooking brown rice in a rice cooker, does the rice stick to the bottom of the cooker and form a light brown crust?
Yes, if it is very less quantity. Once cooked, you transfer the rice to a casserole or any other vessel. By doing so, the rice will remain soft.
Hi padhu I seen your recepies its very nice and healthy and then I need more details about brown rice . which you saying maoillai samba rice . can you please explain me more. Need your address by. V.Selvi.([email protected] )
You seem to use a lot of gingerly oil in your cooking. Is it better than olive oil or coconut oil or is it just a matter of habit?! Thanks for the great recipes!
It is not a habit. Gingerly oil is very good for health and I use it for most of the dishes.Olive oil is also equally good. I use coconut oil for Kerala dishes alone.
Hi Padhu , this is a super healthy recipe .. Infact Iam so amazed at your lineup of healthy recipes in your Millets Section ! Great job , keep it up !! very impressed !
Can i use the same method to cook brown basamathi rice?
Yes, you can but reduce the soaking time to 30 minutes.