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8/25/13 12:45 A

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Made a fantastic "mistake" the other day and we have been enjoying it ever since! I took ground chicken - thought it was breast meat for pulling(strike 1). pressure cooked it only to find out it was ground. I put brown rice in the rice cooker, and it did not have enough time to cook completely. (strike 2). So thinking quickly, I pulled off a can of cream of chicken soup, added veggies (lots of onions carrots and celery cause that's my favorite) to the pressure cooker, then I combined the aldente brown rice, soup, and meat veggie mix together. Added dill and pepper. Wow I never had brown rice turn out so delicious. We liked the almost crunchy texture to the brown rice.

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8/24/13 2:46 P

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I love brown rice! Unfortunately my DH prefers white. I will fix some of each so we are both happy emoticon I don't have any problem cooking it. I have never tried lemon juice so I will try it. Thanks everyone emoticon

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7/2/13 6:02 P

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No! I really don't care for it but I will find some spices or something to love it!

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7/2/13 12:56 P

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Can I be the "outsider" who simply states...I cannot stand brown rice.

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6/17/13 5:42 A

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Got a rice cooker from my daughter I'm going to try today
We shall see


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4/18/13 1:16 P

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Love it!

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4/15/13 12:54 P

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I like the lemon juice idea. I cook brown rice in my rice cooker, adding a little more water, and it comes out just right. Maybe I'll go for fluffy next time. 8-)

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4/15/13 12:45 P

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I like all the advice on cooking brown rice I never use it as it takes so long and it never turns out well I am going to try it this week thanks

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3/4/13 8:03 P

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I'm going to try cook it in the pressure cooker with some lemon juice. Thank you GORDONBE, MRGOODY84, DORISJJ1, and all the members that that replied to this topic. I really, really like this team. I've have learned so much!

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5/14/12 10:13 P

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I use a pressure cooker. Brown rice only takes 12 minutes & comes out perfect every time.

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4/26/12 10:10 P

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When I'm cooking brown rice without a top I usually take a grain or two out with a spoon and squeeze it with my fingers to find out if it's tender or not. If it's not tender, I add another cup and a half of water and let that boil all the way out and do the same thing again. Without a lid, brown rice will take about 30 to 45 minutes to cook. That's a ridiculously long time I know. I usually put it on at the same time that I do the rest of the meal to ensure that it is done.

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4/26/12 3:36 P

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If brown rice doesn't cut it, there are also other grains that can be used just like rice. I like barley.

Oh, and the rice cooker we have has a setting for brown rice. It does take a long time to cook, so just let it cook.

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4/2/12 1:02 P

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Good ideas! Brown rice can be tricky.

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4/2/12 11:55 A

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I forgot to soak overnight so I started in the morning then added lemon juice when I started cooking. Turned out great. Thanks for all the advice.

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4/1/12 1:32 P

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I'm going to have to try to lemon juice idea! That sounds like a good one!

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4/1/12 8:48 A

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I don't know how much water to add. Guessing I would cover the rice the same as you would if you were going to soak beans overnight. But that is just a guess.

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3/27/12 10:56 A

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When soaking it overnight do I just add a lot of water and then drain and add the actual amount I'm going to usewhen ready to cook? Or do I do the 2 to 1 and cook after soaking (no draining or adding extra water)?



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3/27/12 9:57 A

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When I switched to brown rice, I found that I needed to increase the temperature slightly from a true simmer to a very gentle bubble. That cured the hard rice problem.

Agree with the 2:1 water to rice and 45 minutes time.

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3/26/12 9:03 P

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I strongly recommend adding lemon juice to your soaking or cooking process. You only need about 1 Tbs and it's not something you can taste, but wow does brown rice come out fluffy!

My sister told me about it (I skipped the soaking step and just added it to the cooking water) and was really surprised by the results (pleasantly surprised, of course).

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3/24/12 9:48 A

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Thanks for the advice. I think I'm going to try soaking it overnight.

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3/24/12 7:55 A

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I read somewhere that you can soak your rice over night and that helps with cutting down cooking time and making sure it gets done.

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3/23/12 10:14 P

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Hi, when I use brown rice which still has the brown layer on it and contains fiber, vitamins and minerals and has a nutty flavor mmm In my small dutch oven I add 1 cup of rice to 2 1/8 cups of boiling water or 2 cups of rice to 4 1/4 cups of boiling water then let the water boil again then cover and turn down and simmer on very low for 40 min. Shazam ! emoticon

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3/23/12 8:29 P

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I also agree with the 1-2 water ratio... ie 1 cup rice, 2 cups water, but we usually cook it for about an hour.

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3/23/12 6:14 P

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I ususally follow Mary's directions, but if it doesn't seem as done as I would like, I add a bit more liquid and then simmer until that is evaporated and it has cook longer.

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3/23/12 6:13 P

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And if you want to to be a little more seperate, you can saute it in a little olive oil before adding the water. If your rice is undercooked, you might need to add a little more water or broth and continue cooking it a few more minutes. Good luck with it, Pam

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3/23/12 5:32 P

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I usually buy the organic brown rice from the bulk bins. I use a 1-2 ratio of rice to water/chicken stock. I will begin to boil the combination and once I have a boil, I turn the heat down to a simmer with the cover on the pot and cook it for 40-45 minutes. It usually turns out great.
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I've been trying to switch over to brown rice, but have had problems cooking it. It never seems to cook all the way. It always stays slightly hard. I don't want to do instant rice, buying a big bag of rice is more affordable. I'll like to stay with that.

Any cooking or brand suggestions?

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