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3 cups
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cooking time:
45 to 55 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup brown rice


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • For more flavor, cook with broth instead of water.
  • Serve as side or use in recipes calling for cooked brown rice such as stir-fries, grain salads or grain bowls.
  • Mix in chopped herbs, garlic, cooked beans, or cheese.
  • Top with sauce, stew, or chili.