instead of cooking rice at a fixed temp the whole time, cook on medium high for 7 min, medium for 10 min, and medium low for 9 min. The weird part is when measuring water, add water until it comes to top of your first knuckle when your finger is resting lightly on top of the rice. (Washing hands first highly recommended if cooking for others). I'm not sure why it works, but I like this trick better than a rice cooker.
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My brown rice was terrible!! Always gummy and yucky. I read a SP article that said Brown Rice was tricky to cook but that a rice cooker will turn out perfect rice every time. I just went to BB&B and bought one for 18.00 w/coupon. I'm hoping it will work and encourage more whole grains for me.
After working out, I start cooking my brown rice before I jump in the shower. By the time I'm done with my shower, the rice is about half cooked and which leaves about the perfect amount of time to finish cooking the rest of the meal. (Meat and vegetables)
If I'm exercising at home I put my brown rice on to cook and then go exercise to a Leslie Sansone DVD. I can run to the kitchen to turn the burner down and continue exercising while the rice is finishing up on low heat. Don't say you don't have time to make brown rice. Don't say you don't have time to exercise. Just do both at the same time! Make enough brown rice for several days.
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