Brown rice in under 20 minutes - Yes that's right, if you cook brown rice in a pressure cooker it really can be on the table in under 20 minutes. Its so easy I don't even need to add any step by step pictures. So go on make the healthier choice.
Brown Rice Vs White Rice
We all know that brown rice is generally considered better for you than white. While rice is mostly carbohydrates, brown rice is a whole grain and as such provides more fibre and several vitamins and minerals. White rice is a refined grain that has had these nutritious parts removed.
Aside from the fact that brown rice is more nutritious I think it tastes better and seems so much more filling than white rice. But I tend to cook rice when I'm in a hurry and the extra cooking time that brown rice requires can put me off using it. That was until I got a pressure cooker. In a pressure cooker brown rice takes just 15 minutes at pressure, so takes about 20 minutes to make, not much difference to cooking white rice. More often than not, now I cook brown rice.
When I do cook white rice I usually use basmati and I cook it by the absorption method explained in my How to Cook Basmati Rice.
How to Cook Brown Rice in a Pressure Cooker
- 250 g brown rice (9oz/1 cup)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 300 ml water (½ pint/1¼ cups)
- Place the rice, salt and water in a pressure cooker. Lock the lid into place and bring to high pressure.
- Regulate the heat to maintain the pressure and cook for 15 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and release the pressure quickly. Serve!
Rice in the pressure cooker
Cooking rice dishes in a pressure cooker is almost a big enough reason alone to buy a pressure cooker if you don't have one already. I love using mine to make risottos like my Mushroom and Spinach, Chicken (or Turkey) and Leek or Pumpkin risotto. So much quicker and easier than by the traditional method. They are also great beans and pulses quickly and for making great tasty stews.