Nutty, hearty brown rice is easily a building block to multiple flavorful dishes, which is why it rarely fails to appear on my lunch or dinner menu at least once a week. With a pot of cooked brown rice on hand and a few basic ingredients, anyone can create a delicious healthy meal in about five minutes. These brown rice bowls are also perfect to pack for lunch, as they taste great eaten at room temperature.
Basic Brown Rice Recipe
Soaking brown rice overnight helps increase nutrient absorption. It also results in a softer texture that absorbs flavors well. But if you forget to soak your rice, just increase the cooking water to 2 cups.
1 cup short-grain brown rice, soaked overnight in 3 cups water
1¾ cup water
Large pinch sea salt
Drain rice and add it to a small (2-quart) pot and fill with fresh water. Swish rice around with your fingers and pour off water, catching grains in a strainer. Repeat. Return rice to pot and add water and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes or until all the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and set aside, …read more