How to cook brown rice well, simply without being dry

Cooking brown rice is perhaps one of the most basic tasks in family life. However, not everyone knows how to cook brown rice to achieve the best texture and taste.

In this article, Reconnect International will share with you some of the best ways to cook delicious brown rice. You will find the basic steps to prepare the rice, the rice cooker, and the water, along with important tips to ensure even cooking and prevent the rice from drying out. With these tips, you can enjoy a flavorful and nutritious bowl of brown rice without being a professional chef. Let’s discover the simplest yet most effective ways to cook weight-loss brown rice through this article.

How to cook brown rice

1. How to cook brown rice using a rice cooker

Cooking brown rice using a rice cooker is one of the simplest and most convenient methods nowadays. You don’t have to worry about burning the rice or forgetting to turn off the stove because the rice cooker will automatically shut off when the rice is cooked. Here are the steps to cook brown rice using a rice cooker:

Step 1: Rinse the rice

Before putting the rice in the cooker, you need to rinse it thoroughly with cold water until the water is no longer cloudy.

Step 2: Put the rice in the cooker

After rinsing the rice, put it in the rice cooker and add water to the cooker at a ratio of 1:1.25 (1 part rice: 1.25 parts water).

Step 3: Select the cooking mode

Select the brown rice cooking mode on the rice cooker and wait until the rice cooker signals that the rice is cooked. If the rice cooker doesn’t have a brown rice cooking mode, you can use the regular cooking mode.

Step 4: Fluff the rice and serve

After the rice cooker signals that the rice is cooked, you can fluff the rice onto a plate and enjoy. Brown rice cooked in a rice cooker typically has a sweet taste and distinctive aroma of brown rice.

Note: You need to pay attention to the cooking time to prevent the rice from burning or overcooking. In addition, let the rice sit in the cooker for 10-15 minutes after it’s turned off to allow the rice to fully absorb the flavor and water.

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2. How to cook delicious brown rice: important notes

To cook delicious brown rice, we need to follow the correct steps and notes as follows:

Step 1: Choose rice

To cook delicious brown rice, you should choose high-quality brown rice that is not old or spoiled. You can choose either brown rice or white rice to ensure the nutrition and taste of the rice.

Step 2: Rinse the rice

Wash the rice thoroughly with cold water to remove dirt and harmful substances from the surface of the rice grains. Wash until the water runs clear.

Step 3: Soak the rice

After rinsing the rice, soak it in water for about 30 minutes to soften the grains and make them easier to cook.

Step 4: Cooking brown rice

Put the soaked rice in a rice cooker and add water to the ratio of 1:1.25 (1 part rice to 1.25 parts water). Then, heat the rice cooker and set it to cook brown rice or the normal rice cooking mode. If cooking on a gas stove, reduce the heat after the water boils and cook the rice for about 15-20 minutes. After the rice is cooked, let it sit in the pot for an additional 10-15 minutes to evenly absorb the water and enhance its flavor.

Step 5: Mix the rice

After the rice has cooled, you can mix it with a little salt or vegetable oil to enhance the flavor. If you want a more fragrant rice, you can mix it with finely chopped purple onion or fried garlic.

Note: During cooking, you should not open the rice cooker lid to check the rice, as this will lower the temperature and affect the quality of the rice. In addition, you should also use the correct ratio of water and rice to prevent the rice from becoming too dry or too watery. You can also combine the delicious brown rice with other dishes as we suggested to diversify your family meal.

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3. How many calories are in brown rice?

In terms of calorie content, 100g of cooked brown rice contains about 110-130 calories. However, the calorie content can vary depending on how the brown rice is cooked, the amount of rice consumed, and each person’s dietary habits. Combining brown rice with other foods can also affect the amount of calories you provide to your body. Therefore, if you are concerned about the calorie content in your diet, it is recommended to combine brown rice with vegetables, meat, and fish to increase nutritional value and reduce calorie intake in your meal.

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How to cook brown rice

4. Where should you buy brown rice?

Currently, there are many places selling brown rice on the market. We can also easily encounter products with poor quality circulating outside the market. So where should you buy brown rice? The answer is you can completely trust us – Reconnect International. We are honored to be one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality brown rice in Vietnam.

  • We use pure whole-grain rice to produce brown rice. Rice goes through a special roasting and grinding process that helps retain the flavor and nutritional value of the rice.
  • It is produced using advanced technology. Ensure no use of harmful chemicals and ensure product quality. Reconnect’s brown rice has long, bright white grains that are fragrant and tasty. The rice grains are soft, flexible, and not sticky when cooked.
  • Reconnect’s brown rice has many health benefits. It contains many fibers, vitamins, and minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. Brown rice also helps support the digestive process, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

We are committed to providing high-quality brown rice products. Ensure food safety and meet customer needs. With the advantages of quality and nutritional value, Reconnect International’s brown rice is a good choice, especially for those who are concerned about their health and a healthy diet.

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How to cook brown rice


Above are some ways to cook delicious, simple and easy brown rice using an electric rice cooker. In addition to ensuring food hygiene and selecting quality brown rice, the cooking method also plays an important role in preserving the nutritional value and flavor of brown rice.

If you are concerned about your health and want to supplement a healthy diet for your meals, brown rice is an excellent choice. Brown rice provides more fiber, vitamins, and minerals than regular white rice. It helps boost immunity and supports the digestive process. We hope that with the above sharing, you have gained useful information about how to cook brown rice for weight loss. Try applying these cooking methods to your daily diet and enjoy the delicious taste and nutritional value of brown rice!

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