Plain but Perfect-Every-Time Brown Rice

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

There is no soaking, no mess, no added fat, and even my mom can't ruin this one!


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Once water is boiling, add brown rice, cover, and reduce to simmer.
  3. Simmer for 45 minutes, without opening pot.
  4. After 45 minutes, turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes.
  6. Open pot and fluff perfect rice.


Most Helpful

I am rating this only 3 stars because my rice still has a little crunch to it. It is better than all the other recipes I've tried, but I just can't get the rice to be completely cooked through. I followed the directions to the letter. Thanks for posting, unfortunately I need to keep searching though.

children from A to Z May 21, 2010

I hate to break the trend of 5 star reviews! But I'm still looking for the "perfect brown rice" recipe. I followed the directions exactly, yet it was burned on the bottom and still not soft like I would like it. Thanks anyway! :o)

MaryAnna1111 January 13, 2010

There was still a little water at the bottom of the pan, but the rice was cooked through. I may cook it longer or use a little water next time, like a tablespoon less. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview December 26, 2012

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