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How To Cook Short Grain Brown Rice

All you need to know about: How To Cook Short Grain Brown Rice.


1 cup short grain brown rice
2 cups water
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil (optional)


1. Rinse the rice: Place the rice in a fine-mesh sieve and rinse under cold running water for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until the water runs clear.

2. Toast the rice (optional): Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the rinsed rice and toast for 2–3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the rice is fragrant and lightly toasted.

3. Cook the rice: Add 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil (optional) to the toasted rice. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer for 25–30 minutes.

4. Fluff and serve: Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the stove. Let the pot sit for 5 minutes, then fluff the rice with a fork and serve.


– For best results, use a pot with a tight-fitting lid.
– For a more flavorful rice, use vegetable or chicken broth instead of water.
– Short grain brown rice can also be cooked in a rice cooker. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cook times.

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