Rice is such a great staple and can be used in and with so many recipes. You may have a rice cooker, but for those who do not, here are some tips for cooking up this delicious grain. Our favorite whole grain is Basmati brown rice with its aromatic flavor. When you enter the house while it is cooking, you get the same wonderful effect as the aroma of popping corn. Listed under Notes at the bottom of the page is a table of ratios for cooking several different kinds of rice.
Since cooking whole-grain rice takes a little longer, I always keep some cooked brown rice in the freezer in one-cup amounts for individual servings or for use in recipes. It is so easy to cook a great big pot and then not worry about it for a few weeks–depending on how big your family is! When you go into your kitchen to make a meal, put on a pot on of rice and it will be finished by the time you are done. For the extremely busy person who isn’t on a tight budget, you can purchase packaged cooked brown rice on the shelf at many of your grocery stores.