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Brown rice is known to have more nutrients and be a healthier alternative to white rice. However, many people struggle with brown rice because it cooks at a different rate than white rice. In this video, we observe the differences in two methods of cooking basic brown rice. Find out which method you prefer.


Brown Rice – 1 cup (we used long grain)
Water – 2 cups
Salt – 1/2 tsp (optional)

Method 1 (Stove top):

1. Wash and drain Brown Rice.
2. In a sauce pan, bring Brown Rice, Salt and 2 cups of Water to a boil.
3. Cover pan, reduce heat to a low/simmer and continue cooking for 45 minutes.
4. Switch off stove and fluff the rice with a fork.
5. Cover the pan and allow rice to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Method 2 (Pressure Cooker):

1. Wash and drain Brown Rice.
2. Add Brown Rice, Salt and 2 cups of Water to a pressure cooker.
3. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and reduce the heat to a low/simmer. Continue cooking for 30 minutes.
4. Switch off stove and allow the internal pressure from the cooker to subside on its own.
5. Open pressure cooker and fluff rice with a fork.
6. Replace pressure cooker lid and allow rice to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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