This recipe comes from Alton Brown and it's the only way we have rice anymore. My servings are quite a bit smaller than his, though! You can use chicken or veggie broth in place of the water, or add herbs and spices.
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Boil the water and add the butter and salt. Stir to dissolve salt and melt butter.
- Place the rice in an 8" casserole dish. Pour the boiling water mixture over the rice and stir.
- Cover with foil and bake on the middle rack for 1 hour.
- Fluff with fork and serve.
- This rice also refrigerates and reheats fairly well, but it's best freshly made.
Perfect! My rice cooker does a great job on white rice, but brown is always a little too sticky. This made perfect, fluffy brown rice. Doubled the recipe, used my teakettle to boil the water then combined it with the butter before adding rice. Baked in a covered corningware dish.
Also, rice cooked this way is handy for OAMC. Package the rice in microwaveable bags while it's still warm, then freeze. I get great results from the Glad steamable bags - nuke 2c of rice for about 4-5 minutes.
This is the absolute BEST way to make brown rice! I cut the salt in half and it tastes great. One thing I like about this method is that the rice can be made ahead, refrigerated, and reheated in the micro with just a teaspoon of water to rehydrate it. Other methods leave the rice hard as a brick if refrigerated so this one's a keeper!
The texture of this brown rice comes out perfectly, if you follow the recipe exactly. I've tried to cut the recipe in half, since I cook for two. It doesn't come out right unless you use the full amounts. So I make this recipe when I know I am going to make something with brown rice the next day.