Brown rice and parboiled rice are not the same. As a result, they are not cooked in the same manner. Many people find it difficult to make fluffy brown rice. If not done correctly, rice can become tough, mushy, or soupy.
This recipe will show you how to make the best brown rice. Furthermore, it is infused with coconut and Caribbean flavors that I think you will love and appreciate. You do not need a fancy rice cooker.
Brown rice is significantly more nutrient dense than white rice. It is higher in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
You can read about the differences between the two types of rice in my Seasoned Rice Pilaf With Ackee Recipe. The nutrition content of brown and white rice is described in greater detail by Healthline.
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How To Cook The Perfect Brown Rice.
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How To Cook The Perfect Coconut Brown Rice.
- Sauce Pan
- Cutting Board
- 2 cups Brown Rice
- 1 cup Coconut Milk
- 2 tsp. Pimento Seeds
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 3 cups Vegetable Stock
- 1 stalk Scallion, cut into small pieces
- 1 tsp. Thyme Leaves (dried or fresh)
- Brown rice is the ideal side dish for any occasion. It has a bad reputation due to its unusual flavor and texture, but it is more nutrient dense than white rice. Follow these simple steps below for soft and delicious brown rice the old fashion way.
- In a saucepan, combine the coconut milk, vegetable stock, pimento, thyme, scallions, and salt. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. These herbs are frequently used in Jamaican cuisine to enhance the flavor profile of our dishes. You'll notice that I use them in a number of my recipes on my blog.
- Add the 2 cups of brown rice once the coconut milk mixture has reached a boil. Stir and cook in a covered pot over medium heat. The steam will aid in the cooking of the rice, resulting in a soft, fluffy texture.
- Reduce the flame to low and continue cooking with a covered lid once most of the liquid has evaporated. The cooking time takes between 30 to 40 minutes for the brown rice to completely cook.
- Fluff the rice with a spoon after all of the water has evaporated. The sweet aroma of the rice will entice you to indulge in a few spoonfuls.When the rice has become soft and fluffy. Take the pan off the heat. This recipe served about 2-3 people.
Food Explora Cooking Tip:
- If you observe or taste that some of the rice grains need to cook a little longer, pour about ¼ to ½ cup of water over the rice and continue cooking in the covered pot over low flame.