Steamy Kitchen Recipes | RSS Feed http://steamykitchen.com Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:57:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Review: Trader Joe’s Quick Cooking Brown Rice http://steamykitchen.com/31071-review-trader-joes-quick-cooking-brown-rice.html http://steamykitchen.com/31071-review-trader-joes-quick-cooking-brown-rice.html#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:27:49 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=31071 One of my most popular posts on this site is How to Cook White Rice in the Microwave. It’s a real time-saver and I kept getting requests about brown rice. So I just recently tested and posted that! Check out How to Cook Brown Rice in the Microwave (it takes only 30 minutes!) And since that was so successful, I ...

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One of my most popular posts on this site is How to Cook White Rice in the Microwave. It’s a real time-saver and I kept getting requests about brown rice. So I just recently tested and posted that!

Check out How to Cook Brown Rice in the Microwave (it takes only 30 minutes!)

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And since that was so successful, I wanted to try and cut down the time EVEN FURTHER. I found this “Quick Cooking” brown rice at Trader Joe’s recently and wanted to see if I could cut even more time off the microwave time.

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The best part: it’s totally do-able in less than 15 minutes!! So here’s a quick video to show you how to do it and what the results are. A healthy dinner just got so much faster!

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Quick Cooking Brown Rice Video

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Quick Cooking Brown Rice in the Microwave

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 1 minute Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Ingredients:

1 cup Trader Joe's quick cooking brown rice
2-1/2 cups water

Directions:

Add ingredients to a microwave safe bowl with a microwave safe cover. Microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until rice has absorbed most of the water. Allow to rest for 3-5 minutes. Fluff with a fork a serve.

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How to Cook Brown Rice in the Microwave http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html http://steamykitchen.com/30301-how-to-cook-brown-rice-in-the-microwave.html#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:15:22 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=30301 At our house, we only use the microwave for 3 things: making popcorn, warming up leftovers and cooking white rice. I love cooking white rice in the microwave because it cuts down the time to 15 minutes and I don’t have to lug out my heavy rice cooker (though I still love her dearly). Since you can cook white rice successfully ...

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At our house, we only use the microwave for 3 things: making popcorn, warming up leftovers and cooking white rice.

How to Make Microwave Brown Rice

I love cooking white rice in the microwave because it cuts down the time to 15 minutes and I don’t have to lug out my heavy rice cooker (though I still love her dearly).

Since you can cook white rice successfully in the microwave, why not brown rice? It’s the most requested recipe that I’ve gotten, so here we go. The technique for cooking brown rice in the microwave is a little different, as you have to take in consideration the extra layers of bran and germ to cook through.

How to Make Microwave Brown Rice

Normally, cooking brown rice on the stove top takes about 50 minutes. We can do it faster in the microwave – 30 minutes!

Watch the video to find out the trick to microwaving brown rice and chop off 20 minutes of cooking time.  

How to Make Microwave Brown Rice

How to Cook Brown Rice in the Microwave Video

And while we’re at it, we found a quick-cooking brown rice product at Trader Joe’s that cuts even more time off the process!! Down to just 15 minutes! Check out my review post for that product too: Trader Joe’s Quick Cooking Brown Rice

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How to cook brown rice in the microwave recipe

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 1 minute Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Big thanks to the nice lady who answered Mahatma's rice crisis help line!

You can use any type of brown rice - if you are using fat short-grained brown rice, add 3 minutes to the cooking time at the end. IMPORTANT - Use a tall, pot-like container (like the one in my video) and if the lid is not vented, do not close the lid completely tight. Leave a space for steam to vent out. Corningware-type with glass lid works well too.

Ingredients:

1 cup brown basmati rice
3 cups water

Directions:

Wash rice, rinse, drain. Add rice and water to very large microwave safe bowl. Microwave uncovered at 100% power for 10 minutes. Reduce power to 50%, cover the bowl, and microwave another 20 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.

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