How to Cook Short Grain Brown Rice

Use brown rice in a variety of healthy recipes.
Use brown rice in a variety of healthy recipes. (Image: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Short grain brown rice features plump, almost round kernels. Due to a high starch content, cooked brown rice tends to be moist and sticky. According to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, brown rice contains approximately two grams of fiber and a little more than 100 calories per half-cup, making it a nutritious part of your diet. You can use short grain brown rice in a variety of sweet and savory dishes, such as stir-fries, cold salads, soups and puddings.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium saucepan
  • One-half teaspoon salt
  • Fork
  • Two tablespoons butter (optional)

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Pour one cup of short grain brown rice, two cups of water and one-half teaspoon of salt into a medium saucepan.

Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Stir the rice.

Cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and reduce the heat to low to create a gentle simmer.

Simmer the rice for 50 minutes without lifting the lid. Take the pan off of the heat and allow the rice to sit for five minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork. Stir in two tablespoons of butter if you desire.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add extra flavor to the brown rice by replacing the water with two cups of vegetable or chicken broth.


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