Welcome to Brown Rice Recipes – a website that aims to spread the good news about brown rice along with some simple rice recipes. Many people don’t use it in their cooking as it tends to be a little on the bland side and takes a little longer to cook than white rice. However, more and more people are actually warming to brown rice, as it’s a rich source of fibre, includes cholesterol-lowering fats and nutritious minerals and antioxidants as well as being one of the healthiest foods in our diet.
White Rice vs Brown Rice
The main difference between white and brown rice is that white has had nearly all its nutrients stripped out as it has been highly processed. There are short grain and long grain varieties with the short grain rice being more compact and sticky once cooked and this is the type favoured by Japanese Sushi restaurants. Long grain rice tends to be fluffier once cooked and you’ll find it in a lot of Indian meals. Although brown rice takes longer to cook there is a quick cook version on the market, which has been partially cooked then dried.
How to Cook Brown Rice
To make some brown rice we’ll bring 1 cup of brown rice and 2 1/2 cups of water to the boil with some salt to taste. Once boiling, reduce and let simmer for around 40 minutes until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is soft and tender. Turn off the heat and set aside for five minutes with the lid on the pan. Before serving, fluff up the rice with a fork. Don’t forget, you can make excellent rice recipes in a slow cooker or rice cooker. Browse our healthy recipes for kids, too.
Pre-Prepared Brown Rice
You can find pre-prepared brown rice at your local supermarket, which is both handy and quick to prepare for quick healthy meals. It keeps incredibly well in the freezer, too. The next time you make a batch for your brown rice recipes, make more than you usually need and freeze it. You can keep this wonderful and nutritious staple for up to 6 months, so you can always make some easy healthy meals at a moments notice.