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Use Brown Rice Instead Of White

Brown rice is just like any other rice. You can use it in any other recipe, so long as you allow extra cooking time. We have eaten it exclusively for about 25 years. It makes wonderful pilafs, rice pudding, and risottos. We buy long grain, which cooks in about 30 minutes. It's about $8 for 25 pounds, and that's a year's supply for us. Good luck!

By Coreen from Rupert, ID

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October 24, 20060 found this helpful

Brown rice always seems to stick in the bottom of my rice cooker.I added extra water but it didnt seem to help. Does anyone have any suggestions that i might use.

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October 24, 20060 found this helpful

What to do when a recipe tells you to add white rice, chicken and cook for a certain number of mins. Do you cook the brown rice in water and add the chicken later (except by then the liquid has been absorbed by the semi-cooked rice).

Holly

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October 27, 20060 found this helpful

I cook brown rice all of the time and there is a method to it. First, I do not use water, only chicken or vegetable broth, a little extra virgin olive oil, or a piece of butter for flavor. This way it cuts down on the amount of salt used. Remember, brown rice takes a longer time to cook. I only cook it on the stove. I do not use a rice cooker. Follow the directions on the back, bring to a boil, turn down to low, cover and let it simmer until fluffy. Remember, do not peek, let it cook. Make sure you have enough liquid in the pot. It will take about a half an hour or forty-five minutes. Now, halfway through cooking it, you can add it to your chicken and cook it the rest of the way. If you are not sure if it is done, taste test. If it is hard, add a little more liquid and continue to cook. There is nothing worse than trying to eat half cooked rice, regardless if it is white or brown. By the way, I use Uncle Ben's Brown Rice. I do not use the quick brown rice, it does not taste the same. Hope all goes well. Happy Rice Cooking.

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