Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yummy Brown Basmati Rice - You Have To Try This

If you're trying to add whole grains to your diet, brown basmati rice is an excellent choice to consider.  It has more amino acids and essential nutrients than any other rice, and in my honest opinion - it is the most delicious of the brown rices.  One cup of cooked brown basmati rice also supplies 10% of your RDA of protein in case you're trying to cut back on the amount of meat you eat but are concerned about getting enough protein.  To learn even more benefits, click here.

I found this method of cooking brown basmati rice several years ago on the internet, but I have no idea where.  I wrote it down on a scrap of paper, therefore I am unable to give credit where credit is due.  So to whoever you are that shared this cooking method - Thank You!  It is easy, quick, 
and wonderful.

The amounts given are for EACH cup of uncooked rice.
  I used 2 cups, which yielded 5 cups of cooked rice.

Heat 1/4 tsp. of oil in a saucepan.

Saute the rice in the oil until it smells like popcorn 
and is making sounds like Rice Krispies after you 
add milk to them.  This should take about 5 minutes.  
Stir continuously so the rice does not burn.

Turn off the heat and slowly add 1.5 cups of water.

Cover the sauce pan and bring the rice to a boil.
Turn the heat off and let sit for 5 minutes.
Turn the heat back on and bring to a boil again.
Finally, lower the heat to simmer and cook 
with the lid on for about 27 minutes.

Fluff with a fork and enjoy.  Your rice should be tender, yet chewy, nutty, hearty, and flavorful.  It is good enough to eat with just a little salt and pepper, but here are some other yummy topping ideas:

Everything you would put on oatmeal
Gravy or Chicken Broth
Sauteed onions and garlic
Anything Chinese, Mexican, Thai and so on

We're kind of on a healthy eating kick around here right now - I hope you don't mind coming along for the ride.  It has taken a while to get Edward to come to the dark green side, so I'm seizing the day!

Oh, I almost forgot - I purchase brown basmati rice in bulk at the health food store.

Until next time,



  1. That's my favorite rice. I just love it!

    1. Yay! Thanks for the show of support. It really is good, isn't it? How do you cook it?

  2. I made brown basmati rice yesterday for the first time, following the method you shared and it worked perfectly! I'm making it again today. Thank you so much for posting it.

    1. I'm so glad it turned out. I haven't made it in awhile, but I think I might tonight! Thanks for leaving a message.

  3. the rice looks amazing..it easy to make..thanks for sharing it..

    basmati rice


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