Comments on: How to Cook Brown Rice in the Microwave http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:44:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236773 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:46:29 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1236773 Hi Sandi – the directions are very clear in the recipe, and I just double-checked Mahatma’s website. Both are consistent. Uncovered for 10 minutes on high. Covered for 20 minutes at 50% power.

]]>
By: Sandi http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236763 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:37:51 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1236763 I’m confused about covered or uncovered in the microwave. Your video says cook uncovered for 10 minutes and then reduce to medium power for 20 minutes, but you didn’t say you covered it in the video only that to cook uncovered gently cooks the outer layer etc. .
Your written directions say to cover it when you reduce the power as suggested by someone at Mahatma. But on Mahatma’s website, they recommend microwaving it uncovered for the additional 20 minutes. So confusing…

I ended up cooking it uncovered for the last 25 minutes ( 2 c of rice and 6 cups of water) and there was a lot of water, so I drained it and put the rice back in the pot and let it steam for 10 minutes and it was great.
So please clarify whether to cover or uncover in the last 20 minutes. Thank you!!

]]>
By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236156 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:43:08 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1236156 Thank you so much Jackie!

]]>
By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236152 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:36:59 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1236152 Next time, try less water. Rice can cook differently, especially the age of the rice. In areas where rice is a primary staple, you’ll often see “New Crop” on some packaging, meaning that the rice requires less water than older rice.

]]>
By: Elehandro http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236151 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:57:14 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1236151 I did this with regular medium grain brown rice, and it was still watery at the end, so +10 more minutes on 50% and it came out pretty decent.

]]>
By: Jackie http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236146 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:22:47 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1236146 I’ve been using this recipe for the last 2-3 months…its my automatic go-to. My family loves rice, but its always been a pain to cook on the stove. But using your recipe, the rice always turned out fabulous. THanks for sharing it!

]]>
By: Bitch http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1235912 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:01:02 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1235912 Wow, this article was super helpful in helping me BREAK MY FUCKING MICROWAVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE DELICIOUS MELTED TUPPERWARE AND BROKEN MICROWAVE PLATE.

(And for everyone who is going to tell me it’s because I didn’t follow the directions: I used a “microwave safe” bowl, the correct type of rice, and followed the instructions)

]]>
By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1235413 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:59:41 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1235413 Hi Jem, Yes, cover the bowl after dropping the power down. I’ll make sure the directions are clear. Thanks!

]]>
By: jem http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1235409 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:09:09 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1235409 WHen you drop the power to 50%, do you cover the bowl? THe last time I tried this (no lid) 1C rice/3C water, it became dry.

]]>
By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html/comment-page-1#comment-1234966 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:22:12 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301#comment-1234966 Keep cooking another 3 minutes if the rice still is chewy and there’s still water left. It sounds like your microwave isn’t producing the same power as mine.

]]>