Perfectly … Perfect Brown Rice!

This recipe is the answer to so many of my brown rice prayers. Normally my brown rice either comes our crunchy, or a big gloppy mess. I have never been able to find a happy middle for my brown rice until now. I found a recipe online that claimed to be the perfect brown rice. I seriously had my doubts. I haven’t found a perfect way to cook brown rice to date so why would I now? Who knew I would this time. 

This recipe turned out awesome!! I love anything that I can cook ahead and have it ready to go at any time and I love that I can make a large quantity of brown rice at the same time. In order to make a good fried rice you have to have odder cooked rice that has cooled. This is perfect!

If you want step by step directions you should go to where I found this wonderful recipe: www.ourbestbites.comthis recipe is awesome and so are so many others! You could spend forever just looking around.

  • 1 -1/2 cups brown rice
  • 2-1/3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Spread rice in an 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. Bring water and butter or oil to a boil, either in a saucepan or in the microwave.  Keep an eye on it and take it off heat immediately after it starts boiling.  
  4. Immediately stir in salt and pour water over rice in baking dish.  Cover baking dish tightly with 2 layers of foil, or heavy-duty foil.  
  5. Transfer baking dish to oven and bake rice until tender, about 1 hour.
  6. Remove baking dish from oven and uncover.  
  7. Fluff rice with fork, then cover dish with kitchen towel and let rice stand for 5 minutes.  
  8. Uncover and let rice stand 5 minutes longer.  Serve immediately.

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