Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday Menu

Brown rice ... a new summer fare for me.

Usually when I cooked it on the stove top it was either a bit underdone and I would continue to cook and then it would be somewhat mushy.  So, doing a search I came upon this supereasy way to make it.  Perfect Brown Rice
1 cup short, medium, or long-grain brown rice
Kosher salt, to taste

1. Rinse rice in a strainer under cold running water for 30 seconds. Bring 12 cups water to a boil in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid over high heat. Add the rice, stir it once, and boil, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Pour the rice into a strainer over the sink.
2. Let the rice drain for 10 seconds, then return it to the pot, off the heat. Cover the pot and set it aside to allow the rice to steam for 10 minutes. Uncover the rice, fluff with a fork, and season with salt

I only used about 5 cups of water and it came out fluffy and delicious.
To the rice I added:
a green pepper and onion, diced
chopped cilantro
oil and lime juice

A wonderful, refreshing and healthy side dish.
As the rice freezes very well, I measured one cup portions and froze to have ready.



  1. Your brown rice sounds good, I know it is a healthy alternative to white rice. Happy Monday, hope you have a great day. :-)

  2. Oh how I love rice....thanks for the tips.
    I think I'll make some today for my homemade tomato soup.

    You'll have to come on by and see what I've been up to!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  3. Hey, Glor,

    I haven't cooked brown rice in years. I decided I didn't like it finally. I had to have it when I was on a special diet and I think I ate too much of it. Oh, well, it's a good thing to eat anyway.

    Best wishes, Linda

  4. Mmmm, sounds good. We love rice!!

  5. I've been converted to brown rice since about 2006, and what you've done with it sounds delicious!

  6. Pesto is divine...and the smell of fresh basil
    aewsome...enjoy the bounty of your garden. I like rice, white or otherwise, you can add so many things to it, it's filling and nutritious.
    Brown rice seems as though it is more chewy or has a different consistancy...Enjoy your day my sister friend...