Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cooking Brown Rice

Cooking brown rice and getting kids to eat it is a struggle for many parents--but it is actually quite easy if you use my method which involves soaking the brown rice in hot water for 30 minutes before cooking the rice. Soaking the grain of rice, softens the outside layer making it easier to cook and more appealing to kids. Brown rice contains both the bran and the germ which are rich in vitamins, which is why white rice is not as nutritious. Although soaking brown rice takes extra time, it is easier than getting picky eaters to brown rice cooked the traditional way.

2 cups water
1 cup rice
pinch of salt

Put the brown rice and water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil. Allow to sit for 15-30 minutes.Then return to boil. Turn down flame to low and simmer for 45 minutes until rice is cooked and all the liquid is absorbed. Turn off and let sit for a few minutes, if time allows. Serve.


Betsy said...

I will have to give this a try. My children already love long grain brown rice, but this might make them finally try short grain and other varieties.

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