Thursday, November 19, 2009


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Most of us that have tried to make a nice fluffy and moist brown rice at home have crashed and burned. It's dry or the texture is bleckh, not right.

I was making my at home favorite brown rice salad the other night (basically a chopped Romaine salad with onions, red pepper, some type of protein and brown rice with a nice dressing)
and this time I wanted the rice to be fluffy, moist, and tasty.

I did a search on line and it turns out a few folks have saved me lots of time and heartache to perfect this lovely grain!

I used a recipe from Pinch My Salt that they modified from and I have to say it WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!! We ate every single bite, and it was truly the brown rice that made the dish.

Without further adieu:


*Brown Rice
*Water - at least four cups of water for every cup of rice
*Salt to taste.

To Do:
*Rinse rice in a strainer under cold running water for 30 seconds & swirl the rice around in your hand.
*Bring water to a boil in a large pot over high heat.
*When water is boiling, add the rice, stir it once
(I also salted my water)
*Turn heat to a medium boil and leave rice uncovered for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
*After 30 minutes, pour the rice into a strainer over the sink.
*Let the rice drain out the water for 10 seconds then return it to the pot and set aside OFF OF THE HEAT.
*Immediately over the pot with a tight fitting lid and set aside to allow the rice to steam for 10 minutes.
*After 10 minutes, uncover rice, fluff with a for, season to taste.

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