Five days ago we broke a record in Illinois, it was 90° (started using our grill)!
Today it is 44°, windy, rainy and COLD (back to the oven)!
I wanted to make brown rice but shy away from making it because it's been hard to get the right consistency. Too wet, too dry, too hard, to mushy! I've tried making it with stove top recipes, used my rice cooker and even my slow cooker. It turns out OK, but not good!
While searching through recipes I found one from Alton Brown. Well that alone got my attention and decided to give this recipe a try because of the 3 - R's:
- Really LOVE Alton Brown
- Rice is BAKED (leaves my hands free for other things)
- Received 5 star ratings - 189 of them
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice, medium or short grain
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat oven to 375°.
Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish (I didn't use glass).
Bring the water, butter and salt to a boil with a kettle or covered saucepan. Once the water boils, pout it over the rice, stir to combine, and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum (didn't have heavy duty so doubled my sheets) foil. Bake on middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.
It came out PERFECT, and tasted BETTER than any other brown rice I have ever had.
So give this recipe a try you will not regret it! Honest!