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Boiled Brown Rice

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About this recipe
Healthiness : (11 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty

Skills required: using the hob, draining, weighing

Processes used: draining, weighing

Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Number of servings: 1 person
Serving suggestions: Serve with chilli or a curry.

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This recipe contains basic instructions about cooking rice. To make the rice more interesting why not add a vegetable stock cube to the water and add frozen vegetables, like peas 5-7 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  • 60g brown basmati rice (for each person)
  • Boiling water to cover


  • a vegetable stock cube
  •  a handful or two of frozen peas
Healthier version
Wholemeal (brown)  rice is better for you than refined (white) rice.
  • Saucepan
  • Sieve or collander to drain the rice
  • Fork
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Measure the quantity of rice needed
  2. Boil enough water to half fill the pan
  3. Add the rice, cover the pan witha lid and reduce to simmer for 25 minutes
  4. Drain the rice, allow to stand for a few minutes 
  5. Use a fork to separate the grains and serve
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Name: Abure 25th March 2014
How To Cook Brown Rice# Soak 1 cup of brown rice for 1 hour and drain.# Add the rice to a medium-sized secaupan and cook, uncovered, on medium-high heat until the rice is dry (2 3 minutes). Stir in a small amount of salt if desired.# While dry cooking the rice, bring a kettle of water to a boil. Add 2 1/4 2 1/2 cups boiling water to the rice and wait for the water to return to a full boil.# When the water has returned to a full boil, turn the heat down to medium-low (a range setting of about 3). Cover and cook the rice until the water is fully absorbed (about 40 minutes). Do not stir the rice. 5. Remove the rice from the heat, and let sit, still covered, for at least 10 minutes. 6. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.What You Need: * Brown rice * A medium-sized secaupan, with lid
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