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Basic Shortgrain Brown Rice

Serves 2

Short grain brown rice should be cooked until all the water is absorbed.  It makes a great component in baked dishes with a sauce or as the carb side to a meal and as part of a stuffing in a vegetable.


How to cook to be as a side so full of flavour and interest.


If you follow these early stages will have a very satisfying dish of rice.



1 cup rice per 2 adults

2 cups water per 1 cup rice

1 teaspoon of bouillon



Rinse the rice through and then dry toast in a pan


When hot and fragrant smelling, add a good glug of olive oil and let the rice coat and toast some more. This seals its flavour and helps keep its body.


Then pour in 2 parts water to 1 part rice.  Bring to the boil, add a teaspoon of bouillon and simmer with the lid on for 35-40 mins.


If just using as part of a dish or in a bake can just add your water without dry toasting and adding oil and stock. Will need to cook on a simmer for 40 mins.

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