I really like brown rice, which is nice because they tell me brown rice is pretty good for me, what with all the fiber and all. The problem has always been that I cannot cook brown rice. Maybe it's because my pots suck (possible), maybe it's because I'm stupid (probable), but every batch of brown rice I have made on the stove top has been unpleasantly sticky and gross.
Alton Brown has provided the answer to my brown rice troubles. Bake it!
I know! Who would have thought?!
This recipe has never not worked for me. It creates perfect fluffy brown rice every single time.
Here's what you need:
1 1/2 cups brown rice (this recipe works for all the brown rice varieties)
2 1/2 cups water (you should have this available in your tap)
1 tablespoon of butter (for added deliciousness)
1 teaspoon of salt (for increased enjoyment)
Here's what you do:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (pretty easy)
Place rice in 8-inch square glass baking dish (no prob)
Bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. (Easy) Once the water boils, pour it over the rice and stir to combine. (Don't burn yourself!) Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil. (This is kind of tricky with the pan all filled with hot water, but you can do it.) Bake on the middle rack for one hour.
After one hour fluff your perfect delicious rice. Eat.