124 Reviews

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.

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sleepigrl January 05, 2011

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!

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KnitCrazyDeborah May 17, 2010

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.

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Raichka January 30, 2008

Easy and perfect. I've also added mushrooms, minced garlic, dried onion and 1/2 cup of canned pumkin and it was amazing. This recipe is fool proof and can be altered easily. Thanks for posting.

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Lucky in Bayview November 20, 2009

Very easy and good. I made a triple batch for a large family gathering and was a little nervous it might not work - but - it was perfect rice, right out of the oven.

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SuzieQue December 10, 2007

This is the only way I can cook rice properly! It is so amazing that there is no more undercooked, burnt, or watery rice in my house! Since it takes so long, I make a batch or two ahead of time to have rice ready for whenever. Alton Brown truly is amazing!

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Rose Bud June 26, 2010

Easy & great. Trying to convince the family that brown rice is better than white - hence the great and not excellent!

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Ty's Kitchen May 10, 2010

Wow, it works! I suck at making rice, even in a rice cooker. I used short grain brown rice, boiled Earth Balance and water in the micro, and otherwise did as directed. I cannot believe it was this easy.

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messystation May 09, 2010

This worked really well with short-grain brown rice. It wasn't at all sticky, as it often is when I make it on the stove top. I replaced the butter with oil and seasoned it with lime juice to serve with black beans.

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Lumberjackie May 02, 2010
Alton Brown's Baked Brown Rice