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4/3/08 9:39 AM
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Grappula
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How the heck do you cook brown rice without it becoming a sticky mess? Everytime it ends up like wall paper paste.
4/3/08 4:44 PM
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The directions on most packages of rice are horseshit. They always tell you to put too much water; I have no idea why.

If it's telling you to put 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice, try 1 1/2 cups of water. If it says 1 1/2 cups water, try 1 1/4.

Cook as usual, but when the time is up, turn off the heat and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

I almost always have to do this with every type of rice and every brand.
4/3/08 6:08 PM
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Kevin Curtis
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I usually go with 1-3/4 cup water to 1 cup rice. When the time is up, I partially uncover the pot.

p.s. - I usually check the progress after 17-18 min, and more times than not it's ready (no excess water)
4/5/08 3:47 AM
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Wash the brown rice twice, let soak for ten minutes, then throw into the garbage.

Then take some beautiful short grain white rice, wash until water is clear, add cold water up to your first index knuckle, let soak for ten minutes, then start rice cooker.

Unplug rice cooker when done but don't open lid for ten more minutes.

Fluff and serve.

 

4/26/08 10:29 PM
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Mas Tisu
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Follow Moke's directions EXACTLY....
6/1/08 7:43 PM
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Cover it in an enormous amount of cold water and salt and boil hard for 25mins. Check it after 20mins though and don't let it boil dry. It's very simple compared to white rice.
6/25/08 12:06 AM
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Somehow I never have a problem with the 2:1 ratio. Try using Lundberg's Organic Short Grain Brown Rice...very good and dead easy to make.

White rice is for pussies with no taste buds.
6/26/08 4:09 PM
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 the 2 to 1 ratio is fine.. just use  a rice cooker..
9/30/08 5:51 AM
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the instructions are in the video at around the 6:50 mark

Baked Brown Rice
Prep Time:5 minInactive Prep Time: hr minCook Time:1 hr 5 min
Level:
Easy
Serves:
4 servings
1 1/2 cups brown rice, medium or short grain
2 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
Bring the water, butter, and salt just to a boil in a kettle or covered saucepan. Once the water boils, pour it over the rice, stir to combine, and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.
9/30/08 9:47 AM
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Boil some water, throw the rice in. Let it cook for a few minutes, strain the water into a large pot, throw the rice in the garbage and drink the water once cool.
9/30/08 12:03 PM
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After the best recipe is posted for making rice, can someone help me with making toast?
9/30/08 1:35 PM
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Wait 'till you folks have tried my ice cubes. Frozen fucking water, holy fuck.

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