Anyway, I was checking out the show "Good Eats" on the Food Network one night, and the subject of the show was rice. Alton Brown had an amazing recipe for brown rice that makes it turn out light, fluffy, and best of all, not burnt onto the bottom of your pan.
I mean, check this out!
The key is--bake the rice, don't boil it! Glorious.
Here is the how-to:
Baked Brown Rice
adapted from a recipe by Alton Brown
1 1/2 cups brown rice
2 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon butter
1 tsp. salt
Preheat your oven to 375 F.
Boil the water in a saucepan and add the butter and salt. Bring to a boil.
Pour your brown rice into a glass baking dish (I use a square one). Once the water mixture is boiling, pour it over the rice. Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil and place in the oven for one hour.
After the hour is up, take out the rice and fluff it with a fork. It will be perfect!
Ideas for the brown rice:
- Throw it in your fajitas as a healthy addition
- Use it for stir-fry
- Add it to a cold salad
- make some black bean and rice burritos or tacos
The options are endless--and with the taste of this rice, you will never go back to white!