Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Alton Brown is my new hero (best way to cook brown rice)

I can cook. But I seem to have a problem cooking rice. Does this look familiar to anyone?


chowtimes.com


But, Alton Brown has given me a gift! His technique for making brown rice is this: You simply boil water, mix it with rice, butter and salt in a glass pan and let it bake in the oven, covered, at 375 degrees for 1 hour. My rice was perfect. No burnt stuff, no stcking, and no crispy pieces.
I modified the recipe a bit to fit what I hand on hand and it still worked perfectly. I doubled the recipe and used a slightly larger, rectangular pan. It almost didn't all fit in there. I also used regular foil and long grain brown rice--I know, I'm a rebel.
I used my perfect rice in this Veggie indian curried fried rice recipe. As usual, I don't have my own pictures. This time it wasn't that I forgot to take any, it was that I couldn't find the camera. But here's one from Shape Magazine:


image from Shape
 This is a good, quick, easy thing to make. Especially now that I have rice that isn't burnt!


P.S. We are in the middle of the great room swap and have lots of projects going on. I can't wait to show them to you when we are done. Talk to you later.

1 comment:

  1. Rice comes out perfect in the microwave also if you're in a hurry. I use a cup of water to a cup of rice for about 20 min. or till absorbed and tender. Be careful not to over cook and dry it out.

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