Make extra brown rice for meal prep.
When I make brown rice on the stove, I find it dry, lumpy, and not as tasty as white rice. I always buy it at the store but rarely make it because it takes too long, and I prefer white rice texture. That is, however, until I made it in the pressure cooker. Voila, perfect taste and texture, and ready in 30 minutes. The results are so delicious that the standard recipe to serve four is not enough for my family’s appetite. Now I cook a double batch and have leftovers for another meal.
Can brown rice be a substitute for any white rice recipe?
Yes, you can substitute brown rice for any white rice. I made The Best Basmati Rice Pilaf using brown rice in the pressure cooker, and it was perfect. The liquid proportions are different, and I did not rinse the rice, and the results were spectacular. See the recipe card below for complete directions.
How much liquid is needed to cook brown rice in a pressure cooker?
When cooking brown rice in a pressure cooker, use 1 to 1.25; 1 cup of rice and 1-1/4 cup water or broth.
Is brown rice a whole grain?
Yes, brown rice is a whole grain. Brown rice keeps the germ and bran intact and contains thiamine, magnesium, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, fiber, potassium riboflavin, iron, and protein. Eating complex carbs like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables improve the diet. Adding more brown rice is a big win since it is a healthy carbohydrate. I was diagnosed with leaky gut years ago and ate a grain-free diet. It cleared up all my digestive symptoms and issues. When I slowly introduced grain into my diet, I was delighted when rice caused no digestive problems.