This is, hands down, the best way to cook brown rice so that it comes out perfect – fluffy, and not sticky – every time. Ever since I learned how to do this, I keep a big batch of brown rice in the fridge, already cooked and ready to use. I love brown rice! I like to eat it warm, with a little tamari, or sprinkled with sesame seeds and sea salt. I also like to toss some cold brown rice into a salad. I also like it warm for breakfast, as in this super easy brown rice hot cereal.
But it all starts with this perfectly prepared brown rice. You won’t believe how easy it is!
How to Cook Perfect, Fluffy Brown Rice
Measure out however much dry rice you need.
Now, rinse the rice at least two times.
After you have rinsed it, soak it for at least three hours in water (ideally filtered water). You can soak it longer – even up to twenty or so hours.
Now, drain the rice (but save the water) and put the soaked rice into your rice cooker or pot. Measure in the correct amount of water, using the water in which you soaked the rice.
You now have the most wonderful, unsticky, fluffy brown rice ever! And as a great added bonus, the soaking makes it even more nutritious, by activating the germinating process and the enzymes that come with it!