Brown Short Grained Rice

Brown short grained Rice 

Brown short grained rice are round, short-grained rices which retain their nutritious “bran layer”. As well as sharing the general characteristics of unpolished rice, the grains become soft and sticky on cooking. Brown rice is often heat-treated to slow rancidity of the bran. It requires longer cooking than white rice.

Cooking Hints

Here’s the most efficient way I found to cook brown rice on a stove. It takes about 35 minutes from when you start to when you’re eating. This method works for both short grain and long grain brown rice.

  1. Put brown rice and water together in a pot with a lid. Use the ratio of 1½ cups water to 1 cup rice.

  2. Set the heat to maximum, and bring the rice/water to a boil uncovered. Then put the lid on the pot, and reduce the heat to low/simmer. If your lid has a steam valve, keep it closed. Let the rice simmer for 20 minutes.

  3. Turn off the heat, and let the rice sit in the covered pot for another 10 minutes. It’s OK if you let the rice sit longer than 10 minutes (20 or 30 minutes is fine too), but don’t let it go any less.

  4. Be careful when you remove the lid, since a lot of steam may escape when you do.

Best Uses
  • Pudding

  • Sticky sweet snacks

  • side dishes

  • Desserts

  • Risotto

  • Croquettes

Nutritional Content

Brown rice contains a large variety of vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of manganese (88% of the recommended daily allowance in one cup) and a good source of selenium (27.3% of the RDA) and magnesium (21%). It also contains some phosphorus along with vitamins niacin, vitamin B6 and even a little vitamin E. Although rice is best known for its carbohydrates and has only a small amount of protein, the protein in brown rice is of a good quality thanks to the relatively high level of the amino acid lysine found in it. It also supplies nearly 20% of the recommended daily allowance of tryptophan. It is low in sodium and saturated fat and high in fibre, with zero cholesterol.

General Hints and Cautions

Category: Ingredients

Sub-Category: Grains