How to Cook Brown Rice Faster
We TrimHealthyMama© folks eat a fair bit of brown rice. Because it’s a healthy carb with a low glycemic index, it’s a natural component of E-fueled meals.
The problem with brown rice is that it takes forever to cook! If I forget to start it before the rest of my meal, I’m often waiting for it to finish so we can eat dinner. No good.
Did you know that you can cook brown rice faster just by soaking it overnight in the fridge? It’s true! Here’s how you do it:
- Place your rice in a saucepan along with water in a 1:2 ratio. In other words 1 cup brown rice to 2 cups water. Place a lid on the pan and put it in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
- When ready to cook, add a bit of mineral salt, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
- Cook 20 minutes and you’ll have perfect brown rice!
Not only does this save on energy costs, but pre-soaking the grain may even make it easier to digest.