Brown rice is a whole grain and a great substitute for White rice because it has more nutrients and fiber which are essential for our health.
Fiber helps in our digestion process, normalizing our bowel movements and preventing constipation. When eating more fiber, we stay full longer and eat less, helping us control the intake of other caloric foods.
The main types of Asian rice are short grain (like sushi rice) and glutinous rice (also known as sweet rice which is sweeter and stickier than short grain and its flour is used to make mochi and korean ddeok).
This recipe is for those who doesn’t have a rice cooker (or your rice cooker is broken) and want to make Asian brown rice with your pan!
6-7 servings – Time: 50 min
- 3 cups of mix of short grain and glutinous brown rice (or just one type of rice) – you can find them at an Asian grocery or supermarket.
- 6 cups of water
1) In a pan, rinse the rice by scrubbing it with your hands and drain it. Repeat this step one more time.
2) Add 6 cups of water in the pan.
3) Bring it to boil over medium high heat without the lid.
4) When water has evaporated and is close to the surface of the rice, reduce the heat to medium low.
5) Let it cook for a while until the surface of rice is dry and you cannot see any water, then close the lid and turn off the heat.
6) Let it steam (in other words, “just wait”) for 10 minutes. Open the lid (be careful because the steam is hot!) and serve.
Tips & more:
– 1 cup of rice usually yields 2 to 2.5 cups of cooked rice.
– For this type of rice and cooking method, the amount of water is two times of rice.
– You can serve about 1 cup of cooked rice per person per meal.