How to Cook Brown Rice

Brown rice is a delicious super-food that is loaded with everything your body needs and nothing it doesn't. If you know how to cook brown rice then you're ahead of the game. A great recipe for beginners learning how to cook brown rice is Brown Rice Pilaf. This simple recipe takes about 50 minutes from start to finish and goes great with many different meals - both aesthetically and tastefully.

This is how to cook brown rice

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small chopped yellow onion
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste.

Saute the onion and garlic in oil for about five minutes. Add the brown rice; saute another minute adding broth, salt, pepper and bringing it to a boil. Simmer on low for 45 minutes.

This whole natural grain is packed with nutrition like vitamin B1, vitamin B3, iron, magnesium and fiber. The mild nutty flavor and slightly chewier texture gives a different exotic feel to the rice dishes most people are used to experiencing with white rice. Although brown rice takes a bit longer to cook than traditional white rice, it is worth the wait.

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