Use a ratio of 1.5 cups of water to1 cup of rice. Briefly rinse the rice and drain it before cooking.
You can cook germinated brown rice in a rice cooker just as easily as cooking white rice. The only difference is to keep the rice cooker closed for about 10 minutes after rice is finished cooking. This allows the steam to thoroughly cook the rice producing a softer chew.
1. Start by placing liquid (water, broth, etc.) and rice into a pot with a lid. Bring the liquid and rice to a boil without covering the pot.
2. Once the liquid and rice is boiling, tightly place lid on pot and reduce the heat to low. Continue cooking for another 30-35 minutes with the lid on.
3. Turn off heat and carefully remove lid keeping in mind that steam will escape. Youre now ready to serve and enjoy some delicious and healthy germinated brown rice!
Here are some tips the USA Rice Federation offers for making "perfect rice:"
- Keep the lid on the pot while cooking rice to prevent loss of steam.
- Use the correct size of cookware - rice will triple in volume.
- Avoid stirring rice while it is cooking because this releases starch and makes the rice stickier. If more separate grains are desired then sautErice in a small amount of butter or margarine before adding the liquid.
- Test for doneness at the end of the cooking time. Cook 2 to 4 minutes longer if the rice isn't tender or the liquid isn't absorbed. If the rice is crunchy, it may be necessary to add more liquid before cooking longer.
- At the end of cooking, fluff the rice with a fork. This allows the steam to escape and helps keep the grains separate.