Perfect Fluffy Brown Rice

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"Recipe by Saveur, except the bit of butter, which I added, for flavor. And the towel bit, which I learned cooking regular rice. Feel free to make yours either way. Their trick is cooking it more like pasta than the rice absorption method, and it works."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (764.4 g)
  • Calories 222
  • Total Fat - 7.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 82.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 3.7 g
  • Calcium - 33.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Rinse rice in a sieve under cold running water.

Step 2

Bring salted water to a boil and add rice; boil without a lid for 30 minutes, then drain in a sieve.

Step 3

Place butter in the hot empty pan then add the rice back to it.

Step 4

Keeping away from heat or flame, place a clean dish towel over the pot then put a tight fitting lid over that and leave it alone for 15-20 minutes.

Step 5

Fluff with fork and serve.


No special items needed.

7 Reviews


Finally I can make perfect brown rice! this is the way I'm going to make it from now on. I was told this site has the best recipes I have to agree, thank you for posting your great rice cooking method Sue Lau!


review by:
(15 Feb 2014)


Great way to cook this sturdy rice. This worked perfectly for me, the rice is nice and fluffy.


review by:
(13 Feb 2014)


Worked like a charm! I was a little apprehensive about making rice this way, but tried it anyway. Rice was dry and flaky and not clumped together, which is how it turned out when I made it following the box directions. Looks like this is the way I will be doing it from here on out!


review by:
(13 Feb 2014)


I saw this and had to come here to let you know I made it and give it the review it deserves. This is a perfect fluffy rice hands down and I will make it this way from here on in. Now I have rice licked thanks to you. No more sticky rice!


review by:
(30 Aug 2013)


On the occasion when I made rice, I will make it like this from now on. It makes great and fluffy rice, which we love. Thank you for posting it!


review by:
(28 Aug 2013)


I never would have believed this would work if I hadn't tried it myself, but it does! My rice came out so fluffy and not sticky at all, which usually happens. I am SO happy to find this recipe Sue!


review by:
(28 Jul 2013)

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