I got so tired of doing brown rice on the stovetop -- messes from sputtery lidsz and boil-overs, burnt or stuck rice in the pot. But I really didn't want another appliance (rice cooker)... But this method is GREAT and foolproof! NO MESS, easy and you don't hav to watch like a hawk. I'm sure this would work for any kind of rice, but you'd have to adjust time and the amount of water. I'll never do brown rice on the stovvetop again!