Perfect Basic Brown Rice Recipe

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Perfect Basic Brown Rice
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  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 12 cups water


  1. Rinse the starch off the rice in a strainer under cold water for 30 seconds.
  2. Bring the water to a boil over high heat in a large pot that has a tight fitting lid.
  3. Add the rice, stir it just once, and boil, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  4. Pour the rice into a strainer over the sink and drain for 10 seconds.
  5. Return the rice to the same pot, off the heat.
  6. Cover immediately and set aside for 10 minutes (this is the steaming part).
  7. Uncover, fluff with a fork, and season with salt.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 95.59 Kcal (400 kJ)
Calories from fat 7.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.79g 1%
Sodium 11.59mg 0%
Potassium 76.1mg 2%
Total Carbs 20.01g 7%
Sugars 0.26g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.32g 5%
Protein 1.84g 4%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 50.3mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 19.11 Kcal (80 kJ)
Calories from fat 1.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.16g 1%
Sodium 2.32mg 0%
Potassium 15.21mg 2%
Total Carbs 4g 7%
Sugars 0.05g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.26g 5%
Protein 0.37g 4%
Iron 0.1mg 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.7
  • 2

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free

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