How to Cook Brown Rice

Well, if you talk about the brown rice, it remains the nutrition after cook unlike in white rice. To make tasty dishes and healthy foods, brown rice is best. The brown rice gives a chewy texture. It has plenty of essential nutrients. The brown rice removes germs after boiling. Both types of rice (brown and white) have a similar amount of calories and carbohydrates.

Furthermore, brown rice is a good source of thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, and manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, and high fiber. Brown rice helps in lower cholesterol level and remove waste through the digestive tract.

Asia is the biggest producer of rice. According to survey, 740 million tons of rice produced in 2013 all over the world. Out of 740 million tons, 671 million tons have been produced in Asia. The brown rice is the cultivated crop and according to USA survey, it is said to be the enriched rice.

Brown Rice Vs White Rice

White rice is a grain not a whole grain. Whole grain is the grain which has every essential nutrition, but in white rice, there is a loss of much part of the protein and other vitamins. Consuming more white rice may result of metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. There is also a risk of type 2 diabetes. The white rice produced in the USA has enriched with minerals and nutrition, which are greater than brown rice.

A brown rice is the whole grain which has every type of mineral, protein and fiber. This rice is healthier food for human beings. It lowers the type 2 diabetes risk. Moreover, it also regulates blood pressure level, helpful in bones and teeth.

How to Cook Brown Rice

For cooking brown rice there are some tips which must keep in mind.

  • Measurement of both rice and water level is very important and for this you can take help from measuring jug
  • Another important tip is not lifting the lid or stir while cooking
  • After cooking, allow the rice to stand

Rice Cooker

  • First of all wash the brown rice with cold water to remove any dust or grit
  • In a rice cooker bowl, place 1 cup of rice
  • After then add 2 cups of water
  • Now start cooking rice in the rice cooker.
  • Rice cooker must be kept warm for approximately 25 minutes after rice finishes cooking.
  • Now before serving, allow the rice to stand for minimum 5 minutes with the lid closed
  • The instructions may vary from cooker to cooker, you must check the user guide of your cooker before cooking rice.


  • Must wash rice with cold water
  • 1 cup of brown rice in the cooker
  • For boiling, add 2 cups of water
  • After boiling, reduce heat for 25 minutes
  • Covered the rice for 5 minutes and remove the heat

Gentle Boil

  • Wash brown rice grains with cold water
  • Place 1 cup of brown rice­­­­­
  • Add 8 cups of cold water for boil
  • Stir it time to time
  • After boiling, lower the heat of the stove for 25 minutes
  • The cooked rice drains well and serve
  • 1 cup of uncooked rice is almost equal to 2 ½ cups of cooked rice.

Add more water for softer rice