Brown jasmine rice has many health benefits over white rice, but you may be wondering how to cook brown jasmine rice. In this post I’ll share my cooking method and my brown rice cooking ratio that works like a charm. 

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Cooked brown rice in a white bowl on wooden bowl

Learn how to cook brown jasmine rice that turns out tender, flaky and perfect every time. With my easy method, you will no longer be stressed over uncooked over cooked brown rice. 

Is Brown Rice Healthy?

Brown rice is unpolished rice with only the husk removed, it has the germ and bran, unlike white rice. It is a whole grain, it has higher amounts of complex carbohydrates and fiber which makes you feel fuller longer. 

Brown rice retains all the vitamins and minerals and it is a good source of magnesium, selenium, manganese, potassium, choline, phosphorus.

Jasmine brown rice in a measuring on wooden board

Types Of Brown Rice

Short grain brown rice is soft and creamy when cooked, it is perfect for making risotto and rice pudding.

Long grain brown rice is very firm with separate grains and sturdy when cooked without the sticky texture.

Jasmine brown rice is firm when cooked with a fragrant aroma and nutty taste.

Basmati brown rice is like a long grain brown rice which cooks with separate grain, perfect for stir-fries. 

jasmine brown rice washed in a colander

How To Cook Brown Jasmine Rice On The Stove

  1. Sort and wash brown rice, using a colander.
  2. Place brown rice and water in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to the lowest setting and cover.
  3. Cook for 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Storing Tips

Leftover rice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Brown rice can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Adding water to brown rice in a pot

How To Make Brown Rice Taste Good

To make brown rice taste good, you can choose to cook it with:

  • Vegetable broth
  • Herbs like thyme, cilantro, basil
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or soy sauce and green onions.
  • Salt and vegan butter
  • Beans 
  • Make fried rice

My flavorful, Turmeric Coconut Rice, Jamaican Rice-And-Peas and Spinach Rice are all made with brown rice.

cooked brown rice in a pot

Recipe FAQs

Does brown rice have gluten?

Brown rice is a gluten-free grain and it has no gluten whatsoever. It is ideal for people suffering from celiac disease. 

How many calories are in brown rice?

1 cup of cooked long grain brown rice has 216 calories.

How long do you cook brown rice on the stove?

Brown rice should cook for about 50 minutes.

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Nutrition

(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 216 kcal / 903 kJ

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 50 min
  • Ready in: 55 min
  • For: 6 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sort and wash brown rice, using a colander. Place brown rice and water in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover pot and reduce heat to the lowest setting. Cook for 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork and serve.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover pot and reduce heat to the lowest setting.
  3. Cook for 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Notes

  • Don’t stir the rice during cooking, doing so may result in soggy rice.
  • Toast the rice before cooking in a dry skillet on medium heat, turning often to make sure it doesn’t burn for a nuttier flavor.
  • I love to add parchment paper beneath the cover to keep the steam from escaping and cooking the rice faster.
  • Leftover rice can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days and in the freezer for 3 months.

 

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.