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)
I LOVE my $9 rice cooker from Target! Besides cooking PERFECT brown rice, I also use it to cook lentils, barley, and other grains. Add in frozen veggies and seasonings when the rice is almost done and have a yummy meal all in one pot.
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