Cook Brown Basmati Rice To Perfection Every Time

Perfectly cooked and served brown basmati rice in 24 minutes.

Whatever main meal you are having your accompanying carbohydrate needs to be cooked to perfection. After repeated tries to find out how to cook brown basmati rice to perfection, here is my easy quick guide to what you need to do get great fluffy rice every time.

Unlike white basmati rice, the brown rice alternative still has the husks on and therefore required more cooking time. Traditionally white rice will take you about 14 minutes to cook. I have found that the brown rice alternative takes 24 minutes. There are also some tell tale markers that you can observe so you know when the rice is ready.

Step 1 – Boil water and measure out the brown basmati rice

Measure out half a cup of Brown Basmati Rice
Measure out half a cup of Brown Basmati Rice. I find that this is enough for one person.
Saucepan of ready boiling water
Saucepan of ready boiling water

You will want to make sure that the water is simmering away before you add the rice.

Step 2 – Add the rice

Rice that has just been added to the boiling water
Rice that has just been added to the boiling water.

You will notice that the rice is being thrown around the saucepan as whole kernels. There is very little in the way of bubbles resting on the top of the water.

Step 3 – Boiled rice after 15 minutes

Rice after 15 minutes of cooking.
Rice after 15 minutes of cooking.

You will notice that there are lot more bubbles that are resting on the top of the water. The kernels are opening up and the starch is being released.

Step 4 – Your rice has been cooked

You will notice that after 24 minutes the saucepan has a lot of bubbles on the water surface.  I have found that this is the optimum time and look for perfect brown basmati rice. After this time I simply drain in a sieve and let it rest for 3 minutes. The rest ensures that all the excess water drains away.

Step 5 – Serve

Perfectly cooked and served brown basmati rice in 24 minutes.
Perfectly cooked and served brown basmati rice in 24 minutes.

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