Cooking Brown Rice in a Rice Cooker

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August 9, 2019

bowl of Brown Rice & gravyI didn't enjoy cooking brown rice until I stared cooking it in the crock pot. I love it cooked this way and I don't have to watch it. I can put it on, go outside and mow grass if I need to.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours


  • 1 cup brown rice (I use Mahatma Jasmine Brown Rice)
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Put rice in crock pot. Add water and salt. Stir together and top with little squares of butter.
  2. rice, water, salt & water in crock pot
  3. Cook on high for 2 ½ hours.
  4. Brown Rice in Crock Pot
  5. Enjoy the soft, tender brown rice topped with some gluten free beef gravy.
  6. bowl of Brown Rice
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December 7, 2011

I have a rice cooker with a timer. I put the brown rice in it about 6 hours before it will be done. I find it tastes better after soaking in the liquid for that long.


Plus I usually use chicken stock instead of water.

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December 6, 2011

When cooking anything in a rice cooker, I always spray the insert with cooking spray. For brown rice, I've had success by adding water up to the next line. For example, when cooking 4 measures of brown rice, I add water up to the line that says 5.

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December 4, 2011

I use my rice cooker for brown rice all the time. I get a 10 pound bag of organic short grain from Costco. I have found that it is better if I add 1/2 a cup more than what the rice cooker instruction book says for "brown" rice.

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June 3, 2011

How does a person cook brown rice in a rice cooker? I have had good success with long grain and basmati, but I think the brown would need to cook for a longer time. Any suggestions?

By Susan Meadors


June 3, 20110 found this helpful
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I have cooked brown rice in my rice cooker. Add a bit more water, that makes the rice cook longer. I always have luck with this! PS spray the pan with PAM for easier cleanup!

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I always cook brown rice in my rice cooker. I never really measure but add about a cup and a half more water than white rice and cook for about 45 minutes. I always check after half an hour to make sure I have enough liquid and add more if needed.


I either use water with a couple teaspoons chicken base or use broth for a bit more flavor.

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June 6, 20110 found this helpful
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I, too, always spray the pan with PAM so it doesn't stick. Some of the newer rice cookers have markings inside for brown and white rice. However, ours is old and doesn't have that. So, for brown rice, I add water to the "next level."

For example, when using 3 measures of rice, the water guideline on the side of the pan says "3" (assuming 3 measures of white rice). When using brown rice, I add water to the "4" guideline. This works great for me.

P.S. I've also learned to cook wild rice separately (not with any other rice or grain). Otherwise, by the time the wild rice is cooked, the other rice is mush.

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June 6, 20110 found this helpful
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1 cup of rice + 1.5 cups of water
2 cups of rice + 3 cups of water
3 cups of rice + 4.5 cups of water

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