A lot of people seem to have trouble with brown rice, getting the texture right and so on. This is the way I have figured out, with a little help from a Madhur Jaffrey cookbook, and I can honestly say I feel like an expert now! The place where many cooks mess up is using too much water -- it can make the rice gloppy. This basic preparation is perfect to use anywhere you need unflavored cooked rice -- fried rice, soup, or just to serve with a spicy curry. I try to keep some cooked up in the fridge at all times.