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

Quick Cooking Brown Rice in the Microwave

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


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


  • 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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