Brown Rice (High Fibre Recipe)

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Sep. 06, 2014

You can substitute white rice with brown rice while making delicious pulaos and biryanis, to benefit from its added nutrient and fibre content. Here is how you can cook brown rice on an open flame. While pressure cooking is a bit faster, cooking on an open flame gives you greater control over the texture and consistency you can stop just when it is perfectly done. However, remember to soak the rice for two hours to speed up cooking.


Brown rice 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Salt To Taste (Optional)



1. In a bowl, soak brown rice in enough water for 2 hours. Drain well. 



2. In a non-stick pan, boil enough water; add salt and soaked brown rice. Stir occasionally and cook over medium flame for approximately 25 minutes.

3. Drain the rice well, transfer to a plate and lightly separate each grain using a fork. 



4. Use as required. 



You can also pressure cook rice. To pressure cook, soak ¾ cup rice in water for 30 minutes and then pressure cook over medium flame for 7 whistles with 1 cup of water. You can also cook until 2-3 whistles come and the simmer for 20-30 minutes over low flame.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 126Calories from Fat 8

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 98 mg4.08%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%


Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet