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How to Make Fluffy Brown Rice Every Time | The New Baguette | #plantbasedrecipes #healthyrecipes #brownrice

Fluffy Brown Rice

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  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Grains


Cooking perfectly fluffy brown rice is easy, but there are several key steps to follow – and more importantly, a few things to avoid.


  • Water
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Measure out 2 cups of water and pour off about 2 tablespoons (to account for the water remaining in the rinsed rice). Pour into a small pot, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, place the rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse it under running water.
  3. Season the boiling water with the salt. Add the rinsed rice to the boiling water (do not stir), cover tightly with a lid, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until all the water is absorbed, about 25 minutes* (do not stir while cooking).
  4. Turn the heat off (still, no stirring) and let the pot stand covered for an additional 10 minutes to steam. Fluff with a fork before serving.


*It’s important to note there are different types of brown rice – short grain, long grain, basmati, etc. They all have slightly different cook times.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 172
  • Carbohydrates: 36.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g

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