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Cooking the brown rice allows to save the high contents of fibers, vitamins (B₁, B₆, E, PP) of this cereal, two thirds of which are dispersed in the refining and polishing process that leads to white rice. The latter contains much less nutrients than the brown rice, but it has the advantage of cooking earlier. However, if you are not in a hurry, you do not mind a stronger taste and you want to prepare recipes that can be kept in the fridge, the brown rice you will like it more. Here are three cooking systems.
How to cook brown rice (1). The basic method consists in drying 1 teaspoon of coarse salt in a saucepan, adding 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a cup of brown rice rinsed under running water. Once the rice is flavored, add 2/3 cups of water (2 for an al dente rice 3 for a soft rice) close with a lid that seals well and cook for 50/60 minutes.
How to cook brown rice (2). The good old pressure cooker is a precious help for brown rice lovers because it allows you to cook exactly like in system 1 but the cooking time is lowered to 25 minutes. It is recommended to use only 2 large cups of water.
How to cook brown rice (3). The third is the oven, where you can put the saucepan with rice, salt and 2-3 cups of water (amount as above, but without oil) after bringing it to a boil on the stove. The oven must be preheated to 220 ° C and cooking takes 50-60 minutes.
N.B. Always remember to rinse the brown rice grains several times in cold water before putting them to cook.
With brown rice you can also prepare an excellent yellow risotto
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