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How to cook brown rice | brown rice in pressure cooker

by Jeyashri suresh
brown-rice in pressure cooker

This post on how to cook brown rice is a long due for me. I got the brown price from the fair price shop here last month itself but somehow couldn’t try it. As my mom always say, the auspicious time to cook that hasn’t come yet . lol.!!. Finally i cooked it yesterday and wanted to post the recipe yesterday itself. But it was too busy yesterday and i couldn’t sit and write a post on it. I made the brown rice in pressure cooker. As we Indians are highly dependent on pressure cookers, and without the whistle of it our mornings will never be complete.There are so many varieties of brown rice available in market and basically each one takes it own time to cook. I have used 2 varieties of brown rice so far and both were extremely different. So unlike normal white rice, i can’t give exact measurement but few tips may give you an idea of how to cook brown rice. The water quantity i have given is for the brand i used. It consumed very less water whereas the one i used last time consumed more water.
Brown rice are high in fibre, it promotes weight loss too. It is good for diabetic people too And also helps to lower cholesterol too

How to cook Brown rice

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 2

     Brown rice    1/2 cup
     Water   3/4 cup      
      Salt    little to taste   


  • Wash the rice and soak it in water for 15 minutes. how to cook rice
  • Place the rice in a vessel and add salt. Cover it with a plate.
  • Pressure cook this till 8-9 whistles.
  • Fluff it up with a fork.brown -rice
  • Brown Rice is ready . The texture of brown rice will always be chewy.
  • You can many recipes with brown rice, I will be posting a brown rice pulao recipe in few hours . Stay tuned.
How-to cook-brown rice
  1. Soaking the rice makes cooking of brown rice easy.
  2. The more you soak the softer rice you get.
  3. Always keep the flame medium low while cooking in pressure cooker.
  4. If cooking on open pan, add 1 cup of water and allow this to boil.
  5. Then add the rice and cook. Add few drops of oil if needed.

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Veena Theagarajan March 9, 2015 - 8:04 am

nice basic post.. U know everyday I use brown rice but never occurred to me to post :-).. you are right different brand and diff method requires different amount of water

Raks anand March 9, 2015 - 9:39 am

I bought the same brand 3 months back and tried cooked, ended up in un cooked rice 😉 Its still there, should try giving more whistles

nandoos Kitchen March 9, 2015 - 11:01 am

nice useful post..

Durga Karthik. March 10, 2015 - 2:07 am

i too thought of using brown rice Sona masoori's high glycemic index made me to think like this.Thanks fir the post.Do give tips on brown basmati rice.

Gautam YH August 18, 2016 - 2:02 pm

Nice post. Usually it takes more whistles than white rice.

anuradha kumar February 16, 2017 - 8:00 am

Mam my rice not the same as yours it is a small and a bit fat how shall I cook it

jeyashri suresh February 22, 2017 - 5:22 am

May be you can add 1/2 cup more water and keep 3-4 whistles extra in the cooker.


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